Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

This Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili is an easy, satisfying meal that your family will love! It's smoky, robust, and subtly sweet.

Prep Time:15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Servings:Calories: 381 calories


      • 1 ½ tablespoons grapeseed oil (or preferred oil)
      • 1 large red onion, diced
      • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
      • 1 large sweet potato, peeled & cut into ½" pieces
      • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
      • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
      • 1 teaspoon oregano
      • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (more to taste)
      • 2 ½ teaspoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
      • 14 ounces fire fire-roasted tomatoes, canned
      • 2 cups vegetable broth, low sodium
      • 2 14-ounce cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
      • 1 ½ teaspoons Himalayan salt, more to taste (or preferred salt)
      • 2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed (more to taste)
      • Fresh cracked pepper, to taste


      • In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. When hot, add onion and a pinch of salt. Sauté until onion is translucent, about 5-6 minutes. 
      • Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute or until garlic is lightly golden brown. 
      • Add potatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne. Sauté for 30-60 seconds until fragrant. Now add tomatoes and cocoa powder. Stir to combine well.
      • Add broth, salt, and pepper. Loosely cover the pot. Turn the heat up to get a simmer going. Once simmering, reduce heat between medium & medium-low to keep a light simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.
      • Now add the beans. Uncover the pot and lightly simmer for another 10 minutes or until the liquid cooks down a bit and the potatoes reach the desired consistency. 
      • Remove from heat and stir in lime juice. Taste for seasoning and add as needed. Let the chili rest a minute before serving. See notes for topping ideas. 


Topping ideas: fresh-cut cilantro, vegan sour cream, diced red onion, fresh-cut green onion, and vegan cheese shreds. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g| Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 897mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1255IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 7.3mg