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Quick Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Winner winner plant-based dinner! This 30-minute Quick Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili has all the hearty chili flavor we know and love. You won’t even miss the meat! It’s great for meal prep too - this recipe is easy to multiply and freezes really well. Top with shredded cheese, tortilla strips, avocado, or a dollop of plain Greek yogurt for a next level chili experience.

Servings: 5

Serving Size: just over 1 ½ cups (352g)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts:  262 calories / 46g carbs / 11.5g protein / 4.5g fat

sweet potato chili in bowls


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 cup (240g) chopped yellow onion

  • 2 cups (136g) chopped bell pepper (any color)

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 28-oz can (380g) petite diced tomatoes (not drained)

  • 1 ½ cups (200g) sweet potato (peeled and diced into ½-inch cubes)

  • 1 14-oz can (425g) black beans (rinsed and drained)

  • 1 14-oz can (442g) pinto beans (rinsed and drained)

  • 1 cup (220g) vegetable broth

Optional garnishes: cilantro, sour cream, plain Greek yogurt, avocado, cheese, tortilla strips, diced onions (macros not included)


  1. Heat canola oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and bell peppers to the pan along with the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Saute for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent and spices are fragrant.

  2. Add the canned tomatoes, beans, vegetable broth, and sweet potato to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover.

  3. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Garnish with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

  4. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.

sweet potato chili in bowls


  1. You can substitute chicken broth for the vegetable broth.

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