Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chili

Cozy up with a bowl of this flavorful dish, Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chili. Loaded with beef, black beans, and sweet potatoes, this hearty dish will become your new winter favorite. It also happens to be dairy-free and whole 30 friendly!

This gluten-free sweet potato chili is one of our favorite meals to make during the cooler months. It pairs perfectly well with gluten-free cornbread!

sweet potato chili with jalapenos and sour cream

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chili Ingredients

This chili is quick and easy to make, with wholesome ingredients you can feel good about serving your family. Packed with beef, beans, and loads of sweet potatoes in every bite!

  • Onion
  • Red Pepper
  • Beef: I prefer to use grass-fed for nutrients and flavor
  • Black Beans: Canned beans work well, just make sure to drain.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Garnet is my favorite kind of sweet potato to use
  • Fire Roasted Tomatoes: Bold rich flavor
  • Seasonings: My secret ingredient is 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon!
  • Oil
  • Chicken Broth: For flavor

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How to Make Sweet Potato Chili

From start to finish, this chili can be made in under an hour on the stovetop. 

  1. Dice up your pepper and onion. Sauté in a large frying pan with oil on medium heat.
  2. Once the vegetables have softened, brown your meat in the same pan.
  3. Peel and dice 2 cups worth of sweet potatoes, then add them to a large pot.
  4. Add the cooked vegetables and meat into the pot with the sweet potatoes.
  5. Drain your black beans and add them to the pot, along with the chicken broth, fire-roasted tomatoes, and spices.
  6. Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat allowing the chili to simmer. Cover with a lid for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat once the sweet potatoes have softened.
  8. Serve immediately!

sweet potato chili with jalapenos, sour cream and cheese

What Toppings To Use

There are a variety of ways to garnish this chili, here are some of my favorites:

  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onion
  • Jalapenos
  • Gluten-Free Crackers

Vegan or Vegetarian Options

For vegan or vegetarian options, you can replace the following items:

  • Chicken broth: Replace with vegetable broth.
  • Beef: Replace with another can of black beans.

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For More Tasty Fall Recipes

Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Soup

Gluten-Free Zuppa Toscana Soup {Dairy-Free} {Paleo}

Gluten-Free Apple Crumble Bars

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Bread

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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chili {Dairy-Free}

Recipe Author : Rebecca Taig
Cozy up with a bowl of this flavorful dish, gluten-free sweet potato chili. Loaded with beef, black beans, and sweet potatoes, this hearty dish will become your new winter favorite. It also happens to be dairy-free and whole 30 friendly!
5 from 1 vote
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 8 people
Calories 207 kcal


  • 1 large onion - diced
  • 1 large red pepper - diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 28 ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Dice your red pepper and onion into small pieces. Add the vegetables to a large frying pan with oil and a splash of water. Cover with a lid and sauté on medium heat for 5-10 minutes, until tender.
  • Add the beef to the frying pan, and cook until browned.
  • While the beef is cooking, peel and dice your sweet potatoes into small cubes. Add the diced sweet potatoes to a large pot.
  • Once the beef is fully cooked, transfer the vegetables and meat to the large pot with the sweet potatoes.
  • Drain the can of black beans and add the beans to the pot, along with the chicken broth and spices.
  • Turn the heat to high and bring the chili to a boil, then, reduce the heat to medium/low. Cover with a lid and allow the chili to simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft.
  • Serve immediately and top with your favorite condiments.
  • Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 10gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 565mgPotassium: 402mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 8593IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chili, dairy free, gluten free, gluten free chili, sweet potato chili
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