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Bowl of Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili with Water Glass and Scallions in the Background
Chipotle Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Smoky chipotle peppers, savory black beans, and tender sweet potatoes simmered in a spicy tomato sauce go into this incredibly flavorful vegan sweet potato chili.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced (½ inch)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, plus more to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large stock pot over medium heat.

  2. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. 

  3. Add the garlic and continue to sauté until fragrant, about thirty seconds. 

  4. Add the tomatoes, beans, sweet potato, 1 cup of broth, tomato paste, chipotle peppers, cumin, and chili powder.

  5. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer, uncovered, for at least 20 minutes, adding additional broth if it becomes too thick.

  6. Remove the chili from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust any other seasonings to your liking.

  7. Ladle into bowls and top with scallions, cilantro or avocado slices. Serve.

Recipe Notes

This is moderately spicy. If you aren't into heat, just cut back on the chipotle peppers and chili powder.

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.8g14%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Sodium 1028mg43%
Potassium 1030mg29%
Carbohydrates 52.4g17%
Fiber 12.4g50%
Sugar 16.3g18%
Protein 11.6g23%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 7.9mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.