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.

Printable Recipe Card

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

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

12 Restaurant-Style Fried Rice Recipes

12 Restaurant-Style Fried Rice Recipes

Make restaurant-style fried rice at home! It may sound and look intimidating, but preparing fried rice is quite simple. A great way to use leftover white rice, too. From chicken fried rice to vegetable fried rice to fried rice with egg, these recipes will have your family thinking you ordered takeout.

Recipes You Can Make With Orange Juice

Recipes You Can Make With Orange Juice

Did you stock up when orange juice was on sale and realize you bought too much? Or, did someone put the container back in the fridge with only a little bit left? Well, OJ isn’t just for drinking with breakfast. It’s a fantastic ingredient for cooking and baking, too. Here are 12 recipes to try […]

18 Recipes for Roasted Fall Vegetables

18 Recipes for Roasted Fall Vegetables

Brussels sprouts and potatoes and butternut squash – oh my! These roasted vegetable recipes are everything you need for the perfect fall side dish. Easy, healthy and flavorful, you’ll use produce that’s in season to make these tasty dishes. From garlic to balsamic to apples, the tasty additions to these roasted fall vegetables are winners!