Sweet Potato Chili

Cozy up with a bowl of this delicious sweet potato chili! Easy-to-make, this sweet potato chili recipe is gluten-free and made with healthy ingredients.

sweet potato chili with jalapenos and sour cream

During the cooler weather, our family loves to make a big pot of sweet potato chili. Our favorite way to serve this recipe is alongside my honey-sweetened cornbread, which is truly a match made in heaven. This is a mild chili recipe with a blend of hearty flavors.

From start to finish this recipe can be made on the stovetop in under an hour, making it the perfect healthy weeknight meal. Pressed for time? You can easily make this recipe ahead and serve it the next day. The flavors of the chili increase and become better over time. This is one of our favorite recipes, and if you are a chili lover, then I know you will love it too!

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Sweet Potato Chili Ingredients

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

  • Onion: Onions help enhance the flavor and texture of the chili.
  • Red Bell Pepper: Bell peppers give this recipe a great texture and flavor.
  • Ground Beef: I prefer to use grass-fed for both nutrients and its hearty flavor. For lower-fat options, try ground turkey, ground chicken, or ground bison.
  • Black Beans: Canned black beans are a great combination to pair with sweet potatoes. Just make sure to drain the can before adding it to the chili pot. If you do not like black peans you could always use canned kidney beans or pinto beans.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Garnet Sweet Potatoes are my favorite kind of sweet potato to use, as they have a deep rich flavor, look for the dark orange flesh and skin. You will need 2 large sweet potatoes for this recipe, chopped into 1-inch cubes.
  • Fire Roasted Tomatoes: Fire roasted tomatoes bring a bit of heat and have a great tomato sauce flavor.
  • Seasonings: This flavor combination below is the ultimate
  • Oil: Olive oil works well.
  • Chicken Broth: Look for a low sodium chicken stock option.
  • Salt: Salt helps enrich the flavor of the chili.
  • Spices: Chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, cinnamon, black pepper are the perfect combination of spices for this recipe.

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How to Make Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chili

This is the best chili recipe ever! From start to finish, this easy healthier recipe can be made in under an hour on the stovetop. Cozy up with a bowl of the delicious mild chili, along with a piece of my honey-sweetened cornbread.

  1. Dice the red pepper and onion into small pieces, then add the vegetables to a large pot with oil and a splash of water. Sauté on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, until tender.
  2. Add the ground beef to the pot and cook until browned. Use a wooden spoon the break up the beef into small crumbles.
  3. While the beef is cooking, peel and dice your sweet potatoes into small cubes. Once the beef is fully cooked, add the diced sweet potatoes to the large pot, along with the remaining ingredients: black beans (drained), chicken broth, fire-roasted tomatoes, and spices.
  4. On medium-high heat, bring the chili to a boil. Once the pot begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and cover the pot with a lid. Allow the chili to simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft.
  5. Serve immediately and top with your favorite condiments. Store leftovers in the pot covered with a lid, or in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator.

sweet potato chili with jalapenos and sour cream

What toppings go well with sweet potato black bean chili?

A great way to serve this recipe is with a handful of toppings. Here are a few ideas of ways to garnish this sweet potato chili recipe:

  • Shredded Cheese
  • A dollop of Sour Cream
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Diced Jalapenos
  • Gluten-Free Crackers or Tortilla Chips
  • Avocado Slices
  • Green Chiles

Can I make this chili recipe in the slow cooker?

Yes, this is a great recipe to make in the slow cooker.

To make slow cooker sweet potato chili:

  1. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, and onion. Add the vegetables to the slow cooker with the remaining ingredients, minus the oil.
  2. Cover and cook on MEDIUM LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours, until vegetables are tender.

Can I make this a sweet potato vegetarian chili recipe?

Yes, this sweet potato chili recipe is easily customizable. For a vegan or vegetarian sweet potato chili option, replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth and the ground meat with an additional can of beans. Add your favorite toppings including vegan sour cream, vegan cheese, crackers, or fresh vegetables.

How can I make this chili recipe spicer?

If you are looking for a spicer chili, try adding a little bit of smoky chipotle, smoky paprika, or cayenne pepper.

sweet potato chili with jalapenos and sour cream

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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chili (Dairy-Free)

Recipe Author : Rebecca Taig
Diet :Gluten Free
Cozy up with a bowl of this flavorful dish, Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Chili. Loaded with fresh spices, ground beef, black beans, and sweet potatoes, this dish will become one of your favorite healthy chili recipes.
5 from 1 vote
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 8 people
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 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, drained
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Dice the red pepper and onion into small pieces, then add the vegetables to a large pot with oil and a splash of water. Sauté on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, until tender.
  • Add the ground beef to the pot and cook until browned. Use a wooden spoon the break up the beef into small crumbles.
  • While the beef is cooking, peel and dice your sweet potatoes into small cubes. Once the beef is fully cooked, add the diced sweet potatoes to the large pot, along with the remaining ingredients: black beans (drained), chicken broth, fire-roasted tomatoes, and spices.
  • On medium-high heat, bring the chili to a boil. Once the pot begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and cover the pot with a lid. Allow the chili to simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft.
  • Serve immediately and top with your favorite condiments. Store leftovers in the pot covered with a lid, or in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

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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