Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili Recipe
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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili Recipe

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My whole family enjoys this chili, but my daughter especially loves it. I like to make it because it's so easy and very flavorful. —Joy Pendley, Ortonville, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese or reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

1 cup chili with 1 tablespoon cheese equals 252 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 554 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a nonstick Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, saute sweet potatoes and onion in oil until crisp-tender. Add the chili powder, garlic, cumin and cayenne; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, coffee, honey, salt and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p33

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"So tasty, so filling, so easy!

Topped with avacado and ate with tortilla chips. Husband loved it too!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"Absolutely wonderful! I added celery but kept everything else the same. It is really easy to make too. My family really liked it and requested hamburger in it next time, so I will be making it again. Thanks for another yummy recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015

"Very flavorful and good enough to make again! No cayenne in the cupboard so I made the chili without and it was still delicious, but probably not as spicy as it could have been. I used just 1 tablespoon honey which provided enough sweetness for our tastes and added about 1/4 cup water while the sweet potatoes first cooked."

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"This recipe was delicious as written, but just to suit my family, I added 1 cup of chicken stock to make it soupier and half a can of corn to up the veggies. The sweetness of the corn allowed me to cut the honey in half to 1 Tablespoon. I really liked the addition of coffee! Great change from regular chili! Spicy and flavorful."

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"I prepared this exactly as the recipe suggested. It was tasty and delicious! Will definitely make again."

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