Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Susie D.


This recipe utilizes sweet potatoes and black beans to make a surprisingly tasty main dish. It's more of a thickened soup rather than a robust bowl of Texas red chili. Adding chopped turkey (or chicken) is listed as an option, but my family has enjoyed it both ways.

adapted from Eating Well.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 2
    medium-large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1
    large onion, diced
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1
    bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can(s)
    14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    15 oz black beans, well rinsed and drained
  • 1
    chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 4 tsp
    lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
    cilantro bullion cubes (or vegetable)
  • 3 c

  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 c
    turkey, cooked and chopped
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·
    black olives
  • ·
    green onions, chopped

How to Make Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili


  1. Add ingredients to crockpot in order listed, reserving the items listed under finishing and optional for use later. Turn on low. Cook for 5-6 hours until sweet potatoes are tender.
  2. To finish: Mix cornstarch and water into a slurry. Add cilantro (and chopped turkey if using.) Stir and turn crockpot on high. Check after 30 minutes. The chili should be thickened and ready to serve.
  3. Garnish with sour cream, green onions, and/or black olives if desired.

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About Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Latin American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Diabetic
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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