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Sweet Potato Chili Bake Recipe
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Sweet Potato Chili Bake Recipe

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“I’m a vegetarian and wanted to develop some dishes that are a little heartier than traditional vegetarian fare. I created this recipe, and even my 1-year-old loves it!” —Jillian Tournoux, Massillon, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 2 cups cubed peeled sweet potato
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (6-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped seeded jalapeno pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without optional toppings) equals 324 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 1204 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. In an ovenproof Dutch oven, saute sweet potato and red pepper in oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add tomatoes, broth, beans, brown sugar, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°. Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions; stir in cheese. Drop by tablespoonfuls over chili.
  3. Cover and bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 7 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Chili Bake in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p63

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"Was really good. Will be sure to have the sour cream on hand next time also, made it extra tasty .Husband loved it."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013


Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"<p>I liked this very much! It's has a nice flavor and feels like comfort food. The rest of the family wasn't as enthusiastic, but that may be because we are used to hot and spicy dishes and this is pretty mild. Maybe next time I'll turn up the heat with cayenne and chipotle. I'll definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing this!</p>"

Reviewed May. 17, 2012

"I make this recipe all the time now, but with honey butter corn bread, extra beans, and an onion. My husband is in love and we love extra cornbread on top :)"

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"So glad to have found this recipe! I put thin slices of Polenta on the top instead of cornbread mix hoping it'd be a bit more healthy than the ingredients in those box mixes. This also helps by not absorbing much liquid. Delicious recipe!"

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