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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Are you looking for a delicious and hearty vegan recipe? Look no further! This Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili is packed with flavor and will satisfy your taste buds. Not only is it delicious, but it's also easy to make and perfect for those chilly evenings. Let's dive into this mouthwatering recipe!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 30 mins 45 mins 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, adjust to taste)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the diced sweet potato, red bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper to the pot. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix well.
  5. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the vegetables in the pot. Stir to coat the vegetables evenly with the spices.
  6. Add the diced tomatoes, black beans, and vegetable broth to the pot. Stir everything together.
  7. Bring the chili to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Feel free to adjust the seasonings according to your preference.
  9. Serve the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.

Serving Suggestions

This Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways. Here are a few serving suggestions:

  • Serve the chili over a bed of fluffy white rice or with some crusty bread on the side.
  • Top it with your favorite vegan cheese, avocado slices, or a dollop of vegan sour cream for added creaminess.
  • This chili is perfect for gatherings, potlucks, or cozy nights at home.

Enjoy this comforting and flavorful Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili! It's a vegan recipe that will surely impress your taste buds and keep you warm on those chilly days.

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