Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili #SundaySupper

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili from Alida's Kitchen

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili is a chunky, spicy chili with a hint of sweetness that combines two superfoods into an easy, healthy, one-pot meal.  {vegan, gluten-free}

As the temperatures get cooler, we tend to gravitate toward warm comfort foods, such as baked pastas, soups, and chili. This is one of the many reasons that Fall is my favorite time of year for cooking and baking!  On Sundays, I love to make a big pot of chili or a pan of baked tortellini to have leftovers for lunches or easy dinners throughout the week.

While I have several favorite old standby recipes, I am am always looking to find new recipes to try.  This Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili will definitely become part of the regular rotation.  Sweet potatoes and black beans are two of my favorite superfoods that go so well together; there are lots of vegetables; there is plenty of spice to warm you up; and this recipe is very simple to make in under 45 minutes using just one pot.  (which also means easy clean up!)

The theme for Sunday Supper this week is one pot recipes.  Since one pot meals are typically easy recipes, this theme is right up my alley!  The group is sharing recipes for slow cookers to desserts and everything in between that can be made in one pot or pan or dish, you get the idea.  Be sure to check out what everybody made below.   

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili from Alida's Kitchen

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne, adjust to taste
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with chiles, undrained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 to 3 cups vegetable broth
  1. In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sweet potato, onion and bell pepper and saute until onion softens, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano and cayenne, and saute for 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, black beans, and broth and stir until combined. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili from Alida's Kitchen



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  1. What a terrific twist on chili! Perfect for this rainy autumn day!

  2. This totally looks like Fall in a bowl! YUMMY! Love everything about it!

  3. Sweet potatoes and black beans are one of my favorite combinations! I can’t wait to try this chili.

  4. I love that you added sweet potatoes to your chili. I have a similar recipe this week with butternut squash. I’m so interested in trying your recipe. I actually have all the ingredients in my kitchen right now! Beautiful job!

  5. This looks so delicious and healthy! Definitely going to make this one.

  6. Oh yah! I am loving this chili! I love black beans and sweet potato together! One of my favorite combos!

  7. Wow! Look at how chunky and rich this is!

  8. What a beautiful soup, and so hearty even without the meat. Definitely my kind of soup!!

  9. Comfort food at its finest. This recipe just screams fall to me and I absolutely love it! I’m trying this asap!

  10. I so want a bowl of this on this rainy day for dinner tonight! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite super foods too!

  11. I bet Hatch chilies would be good in here!

  12. Love that it is vegetarian, what a lovely thick and hearty chili!!!

  13. I love the combo of spice and black beans with sweet potatoes. I could totally go for a bowl if this chili.

  14. Mom and I would go NUTS for this

  15. This recipe has all the wonderful things! Sweet and savory, made in one pot, in under 45 minutes, AND it’s gluten free and vegan?! That is awesome!

  16. Love, love, love chilis! Once the warm, sticky weather leaves us (I can’t believe it’s still around…), I’m making chili!

  17. This sounds like the perfect chili 🙂 Yum!

  18. I am not feeling very well right now and this sounds like just the kind of chili that would do me good.

  19. Totally agree on the Sweet potatoes and black beans superfoods!!! Love this!

  20. Oh yum, I can’t wait to give this a try this winter! Black beans and sweet potatoes are two of my fav foods, too.

  21. Two of my favorite things together,sweet potatoes and black beans. Win. Win!

  22. Wow this looks fantastic, I think I’ll be trying this VERY soon!