Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili is a warm and filling dish that's packed with protein, delicious ingredients, and no guilt!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 4 people
Author Hostess At Heart


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sweet potato medium/large peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2-3 Jalapeno peppers seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 28 oz can black beans rinsed
  • 1 14- ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro plus more for garnish
  • 1 lb ground turkey browned


  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sweet potato and onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion is beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, hot pepper and salt and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add water and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the sweet potato is tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add beans, tomatoes and lime juice; increase heat to high and return to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
  • Serve with cheese, sour cream, crackers and additional cilantro.
  • Variation: Cook 1 lb ground turkey in the Dutch oven before adding the potato and onion.


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Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1276mg | Potassium: 1448mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6200IU | Vitamin C: 29.4mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 8mg
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