Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Looking for a delicious and healthy chili recipe for Super Bowl Sunday? When the winds turn blustery and the dark draws in, we need zesty, spicy flavors to wake us up, and good solid nourishment to see us through the winter months. This richly-colored, flavorful chili is the perfect answer.

Immune-boosting garlic and onion, along with red pepper and lime, combine with black beans and nourishing sweet potatoes to make one very satisfying autumn one-pot meal. You can serve it on rice, or with Pumpkin Biscuits, taco chips, or corn bread. Either way, it makes a whole-foods, healthful answer to the perennial question, “What’s for dinner?” Here’s the recipe:

Serves 6

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 28-can diced tomatoes
  • 4 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or 6 cups freshly cooked)
  • 1 jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro leaves, washed and dried

Instructions

  1. Warm the oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the onion, red pepper, garlic, and salt. Saute until soft, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potato and lime zest, and cook 10 to 15 minutes more, continuing to stir occasionally.
  3. Add the tomatoes, black beans, jalapeno, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and cocoa, bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve over brown rice, if desired, with lime wedges and cilantro, or with corn bread, biscuits, or taco chips alongside.
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Adapted from The Great American Detox Diet, by Alex Jamieson (Rodale Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Alex Jamieson. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Press.

132 comments

Aaron F
Aaron F15 days ago

Going to have to take a pass on this one too...sorry...just can't picture those two flavors together...

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Sue H
Sue H25 days ago

Sounds like a great cold winter meal, thanks.

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Susan H
Susan H26 days ago

Delicious

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Sonia M
Sonia Mabout a month ago

thanks for sharing

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Leanne K
Leanne Kabout a month ago

Yes yum! Thankyou

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William C
William C6 months ago

Thank you.

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Richard B
Richard B10 months ago

Looks good. Thanks.

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sandy Gardner
sandy Gardner11 months ago

mmm...Thanks!

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Barbara S.
Barbara Sabout a year ago

thanks

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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