I’ve said it before and I will say it again. My hubby is not a big fan of sweet potatoes. However, we get them pretty frequently in our weekly organic produce delivery so I am always looking for creative new ways to prepare the sweet tasting tuberous root. When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. It was the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Even thought there is no actual meat in it you can certainly fool yourself into thinking there is. It is delicious, thick, hearty, and filling. We served it with a grilled tri-tip and my husband ended up chopping up his tri tip and mixing it in. He is truly a meat and potatoes kind of guy. Give this a try next time you are looking for a super food side dish to warm you up.
Note: For a completely vegan version of this recipe sub vegetable broth for beef broth.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4–1/2 tsp cayenne (depends on how much kick you like)
2 (14.5 oz cans) diced tomatoes with chiles, undrained
2 (15 oz cans) black beans, drained
2 c beef broth
- In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the sweet potatoes, onion, and bell pepper until the onions become translucent, about 8–10 minutes.
- Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne.
- Sauté for about 1 minute.
- Add the tomatoes, beans, and broth stirring until well combined.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30–35 minutes or until potatoes are tender and the chili is the desired consistency.
Recipe adapted from Alida’s Kitchen