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Sweet Potato Chili

Sweet Potato Chili by 2sistersrecipes.com

Sweet Potato Chili is an easy, flavorful chili made with ground beef or turkey, sweet potatoes, black beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes. With spices that give enough heat to this delicious sweet potato chili, even I couldn’t stop eating this one.  Omit the meat, double the beans and turn this one into a Vegetarian Chili! Perfect for gatherings, game-nights and potluck!

To give some heat to my Sweet Potato Chili, I found organic fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilies already diced in them.  They even sell them at Trader Joe’s if you have one nearby.

I also used chili powder and ground cumin as the main seasonings.  Together they were spicy enough for this chili and therefore, I found that I didn’t need to add any salt or pepper.

Plus, I love sweet potatoes in this chili.  Their savory flavor and melt-in-your-mouth quality helps balance some of the heat and spices with every bite.

 

 

I’m not a huge fan of chili, but I have to tell you, this Sweet Potato Chili turned out so good!  The flavors and creamy textures combined made everyone love this variation and truly enjoyed it for dinner.

Serve with tortilla chips or eat it alone.  It’s delicious!

 

What if you can’t find the fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilies included?

Then just add in 1 can (4.5 ounce) of diced green chilies into the recipe, along with 1 or 2 cans of crushed tomatoes.

 

This comforting bowl of sweet potato chili makes a delicious fall meal.

Perfect for an easy, relaxing dinner with a beer!  Enjoy!!

If you have any leftovers, Sweet Potato Chili can refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

Have a great day!

 

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Sweet Potato Chili by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Nutritional Facts (per serving):
390 calories/ 9g fat( 2g saturated fat)/ 49g carbs/ 31g protein/ 14g fiber

 

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Ingredients needed for Sweet Potato Chili:

In a medium nonstick skillet, over medium heat, add the ground meat and lightly season with salt and pepper to tenderize the meat as it cooks. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up big clumps and brown evenly.

In the meantime, peel and cut sweet potatoes into half-inch pieces.
Remove skillet from heat, and set aside.

In a 4 or 5-quart sauce pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.
Add the green onions and garlic.  Sauté for two minutes.
Stir in the sweet potatoes and cook for about 2 minutes.

Transfer the cooked meat into the pot, using a slotted spoon to drain excess fat.

Pour the fire-roasted tomatoes, water, black beans, chili powder, and ground cumin.
Cover and reduce the heat to simmer for 20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender. Garnish with some chopped green onions on top and serve.  Serves 4

 

                                                            Adapted from: House Calls Magazine, Fall 2013

Also, try our Easy White Bean Chili with Chicken for a lighter version and can be made with your slow-cooker or instant pot! 

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Sweet Potato Chili
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Serves: 4 to 5 servings
 
Sweet Potato Chili is an easy, flavorful chili made with ground beef or turkey, sweet potatoes, black beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Omit the meat, double the beans and turn this one into a Vegetarian Chili! Perfect!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped green onions (about 6)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ Tbsp. ground cumin
  • extra green onions chopped for garnish
  • optional: salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium non-stick skillet, over medium heat, add the ground meat and lightly season with salt and pepper to tenderize the meat as it cooks. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up big clumps and brown evenly.
  2. In the meantime, peel and cut sweet potatoes into half-inch pieces.
  3. When meat is fully cooked. Remove skillet from heat, and set aside.
  4. In a 4 or 5-quart sauce pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.
  5. Add the green onions and garlic. Sauté them for two minutes. Stir in the sweet potatoes and cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Transfer the cooked meat into the pot, using a slotted spoon to drain excess fat.
  7. Pour the fire-roasted tomatoes, water, black beans, chili powder, and ground cumin.
  8. Cover and reduce the heat to simmer for 20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender. Garnish with some chopped green onions on top and serve.
  9. Serves 4

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Dan from Platter Talk
    November 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    What a great idea!! We love sweet potatoes and we love chili. This is going on our menu for sure!!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      November 7, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks Dan, it was so good, everyone was raving about it! So I just had to post a good one, right?

  • Reply
    Val
    November 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    This is something I have never tried but how creative and yummy.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      November 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks Val, it's such a great meal, and very easy to whip up too.

  • Reply
    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    January 28, 2014 at 4:45 am

    What a pretty chili!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      January 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Abbe, I think you'll love this one as much as we do! Have a great day!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    January 28, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I am so behind on my chili this year – but love the sound of this one. Beautiful colors 🙂

  • Reply
    Dan from Platter Talk
    September 19, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Fantastic autumn chili. Pinning then making!

  • Reply
    michaelswoodcraft
    September 23, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Very delicious, love the idea off adding sweet potato!

  • Reply
    Sandra
    October 17, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Another delicious recipe! I'll make this one vegetarian as I eat very little meat. I love sweet potatoes and chili. Yum! I've just bought the ingredients for the Marsala chicken to do on Sunday. I'll reserve this one to do later. I'll be back! Thanks for so many delicious and health promoting ideas!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      October 22, 2014 at 1:38 am

      Thank you Sandra!

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    Dawn Hutchins
    March 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I've done something similar to this where I left the meat out and simply added more beans for a plant-based option. It was sooooo good! I love the hint of sweetness the sweet potato adds!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      March 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Hi Dawn! This is a wonderful and delicious recipe for chili whether you make it with meat or meatless. Hope you will try this version- it's now our favorite chili.

  • Reply
    Abbe@This is how I cook
    September 4, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    So I have yet to try sweet potatoes in chili but I am willing. Sounds great!

    • Reply
      2 Sisters Recipes
      September 5, 2019 at 8:04 am

      Thanks Abbe!! Love this variation for the chili and hope you will too!

  • Reply
    2 Sisters Recipes
    September 5, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Thanks Abbe!! Love this variation for the chili and hope you will too!

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