Sweet potatoes, beans and a medley of vegetables in a rich tomato based sauce.
There’s winter comfort food and then there’s chili. On a cold day, there’s nothing like a bowl of hot chili. When it’s thoroughly cooked and the vegetables combine with herbs and spices, Sweet Potato Chili warms you from the inside out.
Sweet Potato Chili is definitely not a super spicy, suffer while you eat chili. No one will be running for water after taking a bite of this dish. With a subtle amount of chili spice and a mix of vegetables, beans and herbs, everyone can enjoy this mildly spiced meal.
Less spice doesn’t mean less flavour – when the rich tomato base is combined with oregano, cilantro and chili, it creates a full-flavoured sauce perfect for a wintery day.
Sweet Potato Chili is truly a satisfying vegetarian option. With tender and crispy vegetables, beans, and a subtle amount of spice, your family will love this meal.
The vegetables in this chili are exactly what you’d want them to be. They’re soft enough to easily pick up with a fork, but still firm enough to retain their natural shape.
Sweet Potato Chili is truly a quick and easy meal. Simply chop up the vegetables and simmer them in a large pot with tomatoes, beans, water, and tomato paste. As the vegetables soften, the flavours meld together into a chili-tastic sensation, perfect for a vegetarian or Meatless Monday dinner.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 1 teaspoon cilantro, dried
- 2 cans (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans
- 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 2 cups water
- In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add sweet potato, onion, zucchini, saute for 6 to 7 minutes, or until onions soften.
- Stir in garlic, chili, oregano and cilantro. Saute for 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant.
- Add tomatoes, black beans, and kidney beans with liquid as well as tomato paste and water. Stir to combine.
- Bring to boil and reduce to simmer for 30 minutes. When potatoes are tender, the chili is all done.
- Serve with rice and enjoy!
If you love comfort food, you may also enjoy Lighter Baked Macaroni and Cheese
If you love cooked vegetables, you may also enjoy Roasted Asparagus with Soy Glaze
Have you tried Sweet Potato Chili? What’s your favourite winter meal? What’s your favourite vegetarian or meatless dinner?