Made with sweet potatoes, black beans, and quinoa, this Sweet Potato Chili is a healthy, hearty vegetarian chili ready in just 30 minutes.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Sweet Potato Chili is one of my go-to recipes, for so many reasons.
- Allergy-Friendly: This recipe for Sweet Potato Chili is a meatless, vegan-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and egg-free recipe.
- Flavorful: Despite being on the healthier side, this chili packs to much flavor from the earthy black beans to the sweetness from the sweet potatoes to the rich sauce that is perfectly spiced with cumin and garlic.
- Minimal Cost: Sweet Potato Chili is made with pantry staples--sweet potatoes, black beans, onions, canned tomatoes, dried spcies. It costs pennies per serving!
- Nutrient-Dense: Not only is sweet potato chili low in fat and allergy-friendly, it is also packed with nutrients, fiber, and plant protein.
- Easy Recipe: This chili comes together in less than 30 minutes in one pot! Perfect for any night of the week.
After you give this simple recipe for Sweet Potato Black Bean chili a try, I am betting it will become a staple on your meal plan. Everyone loves it, it's healthy and super easy to make!
How to Make Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili
- Heat one tablespoon oil in a dutch oven or heavy bottomed skillet, over medium heat.
- Add in one small chopped onion and 3 cloves minced garlic and saute for 3-5 minutes or until onions are just beginning to soften.
- Add in vegetable broth or chicken stock, beans, quinoa, seasonings and diced tomatoes to dutch oven and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Reduce heat and let simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
Sweet Potato Chili can be served plain or with a variety of toppings. My favorite toppings are diced avocado, corn chips, and chopped cilantro. Of course, if you are not vegan or dairy-free, shredded cheese and/or sour cream are also delicious options.
Slow Cooker Instructions
If you would prefer to prepare this Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili in the slow cooker, follow the following directions.
- Saute onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil in small non-stick skillet for 3-5 minutes.
- Add onion and garlic mixture to slow cooker, along with the remaining ingredients to the crockpot and mix well to incorporate.
- Cook for 8 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high.
Don't like garlic? Just omit it from this Chili recipe, or use garlic powder for a milder taste.
If you are using a raw onion, it really does go a long way to saute the onion, which helps to soften the onion and mellow out the flavor. You can skip this step if you omit the onion and instead add 2 teaspoons of onion powder to the chili.
Yes! Feel free to use pinto beans in place of the black beans if desired. Instead of canned beans, you can also opt to cook dried beans yourself for this chili.
I have used white quinoa, tri-color quinoa, and red quinoa with success in this Quinoa Chili.
If you or your family has texture issues with diced tomatoes, blend the tomatoes before adding them to the chili. You can also use a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes in place of diced tomatoes.
More Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Burritos
- Baked Sweet Potato Nachos
- Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Sweet Potato Pancakes
- Sweet Potato Tacos
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 large sweet potato cubed into 1 inch pieces
- 4 cups black beans or 2 (15 ounce) cans, rinsed and drained
- 30 ounces diced tomatoes 2 (15 ounce) cans
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- 1 cup quinoa rinsed and drained
- 1 ½ tablespoon Chili Seasoning Mix
- Heat oil over medium heat in large stock pan or dutch oven.
- Saute onion and garlic for 3- 5 minutes, or until translucent.
- Add remaining ingredients into pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender.
- Top with any desired toppings.