Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili is an easy vegetarian and vegan chili for your busy weeknights. Even though it’s meatless, it’s flavor-packed and even meat-lovers will enjoy it. It all comes together in one pot for easy clean up. Healthy and packed with flavor.
Ingredients You’ll Need for this Vegetarian Chili:
I love how this meatless chili uses mainly pantry items. Nothing beats an easy, flavorful dinner that uses what you already have on hand.
- Olive Oil
- Sweet Potato
- Red Onion and Garlic
- Spices: Chili Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Cumin, Salt
- Vegetable Stock
- Can of Black Beans
- Can of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes – you can substitute regular diced tomatoes if that’s what you have on hand, but I love the extra flavor fire roasted brings.
- Lime Juice and Cilantro
- Toppings: Avocado, Chopped Cilantro, Sour Cream, Sliced Jalapeños, Shredded Cheese
The Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili comes together in one-pot. I used my favorite Staub 4qt Dutch Oven. You could also use a large pot than this, but I wouldn’t go any smaller than 4qt. We start by sautéing the onion and sweet potato until the onions are translucent. Then we add in the spices and garlic and allow the flavors to really bloom. This is such an important step! Finally dump in the remaining ingredients and let it all simmer and come together. Stirring in fresh lime juice and cilantro at the end adds the right amount of brightness to balance the smoky and spice.
As with any chili, the magic is in the toppings. And there are SO many great options. Sliced Jalapeños, Avocado, Fresh Cilantro, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream or a Crema. All delicious options!