Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili Recipe: Add some spice to your autumn cuisine

It should be no surprise that I am an avid blog reader, following a variety of blogs from faith-based ones to those of my favorite authors and musicians to craft and decorating blogs to cooking ones. Yes, cooking.

As I've mentioned before, I've been trying to introduce more recipes into my burgeoning cooking capabilities--trying one or two new ones a week. So, one recipe that I recently tried came from one of my favorite cooking blogs, eat me, delicious.

Michael and I both agreed that this sweet potato and black bean chili is a keeper. Not only was it pretty easy to make, but the leftovers were just as tasty as fresh. I present it to you with our high recommendations!

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
via eat me, delicious, adapted from The Clueless Vegetarian

Serves 3-4 as a meal.

1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 medium onions, chopped
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup vegetable broth
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 28-oz (796mL) cans diced tomatoes
2 19-oz (540mL) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp crumbled dried oregano

Heat the oil in a large saucepan* or Dutch oven. Add the onions and cook, stirring, over medium heat until the onions are soft - about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder and the cumin and cook for another minute or so. Add the vgetable broth and the cubed sweet potatoes, reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, until the potatoes are almost tender - about 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes with all the juice from the can, the beans, salt, and oregano. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then let simmer until the potatoes are completely tender - about 20 minutes.

*Go for the Dutch oven if you can, unless your saucepan is really very large.


  1. Hey...do you have crockpot/slow cooker? We love ours. Using it a lot more lately...it has changed my life...haha. Love the consistency of your posts. Keeps me coming back for more! :)

  2. I do have a crockpot but haven't used it once. At all. I love the idea of it, but am kind of intimidated by it though. You'll have to share some of your fave recipes. I really want to start doing the mega-cooking day, too. One step at a time...!

  3. Ooooh! I'm obsessed with cooking blogs! You should check out smittenkitchen.com. It's one of my favorites.

    I love soups this time of year, so I'll have to try this one out. Thanks!

  4. My hubs would love this!

  5. Ohhhhh, I love the idea of adding sweet potatoes to chili! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

  6. Absolutely! It's a super-easy recipe, so well worth the experimentation. Please let me know your thoughts once you try it :) Happy cooking!

  7. Elizabeth -- thanks so much for linking up at From Blah to Ta-daa!! I love love love Chili and am so going to have to try this one!! :)

  8. Oh Elizabeth this sounds tasty. I'll definately have to give this a go on a meatless Monday post!

    Thanks for linking up at Fro Blah to Ta-daa!

  9. Thanks for sharing & for linking up at From Blah to Ta-Daa! I hope you'll join us for more recipe sharing fun!! Stop by Life as a CEO to "meet" me!

  10. Ooooh, we love black beans and we also love sweet potatoes♥ I can't wait to give this recipe a try... thanks for sharing m'dear.

    (I came over from "My Year Without Spending")

  11. I tried this today and it's wonderful! Super quick and easy and tasty. Didn't have 2 cans of black beans on hand, so used one can of black beans and one can of pintos. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. We had this tonight...delicious! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Rachel (Pitney) Nafis


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