Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By 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.

serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method 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

  • 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.