Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili #Meatless

I know, I know. I thought the same thing when I decided to give this a whirl. How can it be chili with sweet potatoes? Will it even work? Well, when you have a meal plan and you open the fridge to find your main ingredient is missing, you improvise.

Now, I wasn’t sure this was going to be love but we were stuck in a blizzard and I needed something for the crockpot. This recipe was incredibly easy and surprisingly delicious. We use Penzey’s Cumin and Chili 9000 in their recipe. They are our favorites for chili making!

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 cans of Black Beans (we use no salt added)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes in chipotle
  • 1 medium jalapeno chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash and pat dry your sweet potatoes. You can peel them or leave on the skin. It's up to your own taste.
  • Finely chop garlic or use the jarred minced garlic if you need to save time! I'm a fan of both.
  • Finely chop jalapeno and onion.
  • Rinse black beans and add them to your favorite crockpot. Add remaining ingredients and set on high for five to six hours or low for eight.
  • Serve with your favorite chili toppings!
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This recipe freezes well and works out great for meal planning. Tone down the spice and it can be kid friendly as well! I think the next time I make this I will chop the onions a little smaller to hide them from my picky kiddos. Enjoy it on Meatless Monday or anytime!

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6 comments on “Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili #Meatless

  1. Sarah Muennix

    Sounds delicious!! Can’t wait to make this for my family!

  2. Kelly Wach

    these sounds amazing, I think my husband would love them..

  3. Carolsue

    This is a must try! Jalapenos and sweet potatoes — YUM

  4. Margaret S Porter

    I need a vegan chili for church supper. This would be perfect!

  5. Julie Waldron

    This sounds really good, it would be great for fall.

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