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Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili is an easy vegetarian and vegan chili for your busy weeknights. It all comes together in one pot. Healthy and packed with flavor for Meatless Monday.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili


  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili is an easy vegetarian and vegan chili for your busy weeknights. It all comes together in one pot. Healthy and packed with flavor.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato (peeled and diced)
  • 1 large red onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper (can adjust to spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups vegetable stock or broth (2 cans or 1 box)
  • 1 15 oz can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 lime (juiced. About 1 large tablespoon)
  • avocado, sliced jalapeños, chopped cilantro, sour cream, cheese (optional toppings)

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot (like a dutch oven) with the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the diced sweet potato and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes until the onion is softened. It’s fine that the potatoes aren’t fully tender yet – they will cook more.
  3. Add the garlic and spices: Chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, and salt. Stir to combine until the garlic is fragrant – about 30 seconds.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, tomatoes, black beans, and quinoa. Stir and bring the mixture to a boil. Give one last stir, cover the pot, and reduce the heat to low to maintain a slow simmer.
  5. Cook, simmering, for 30-35 minutes until the quinoa is fully cooked and the potatoes are tender. The entire mixture should be thick like a chili. If it needs to be thickened further, you can simmer for a couple of minutes with the lid off.
  6. Stir in the lime juice and remove from heat. Adjust salt if needed.
  7. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 5 days. This chili also freezes well.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish, Meatless Monday
  • Cuisine: American
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