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Sweet Potato Chili

Sweet Potato Chili

Are you looking for a great chili recipe? This Sweet Potato Chili is easy, healthy, delicious, and is sure to be a crowdpleaser!


  • 1 tablespoon healthy fat (such as tallow, lard, or coconut oil)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped (or use 2 green peppers)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 4 cloves fresh garlic, pressed)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicy)
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 small (15 ounce) cans or 1¬†large (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups cooked beans (black, kidney, pinto, or a variety)
  • 2 cups broth, water, or a combination of the two
  • Toppers such as sour cream, grated cheese, thinly sliced green onions and/or chopped cilantro¬†


  • In a stockpot over medium heat, warm the fat until shimmering. Add the veggies and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the onions are translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Add all of the spices, giving it a stir to incorporate with the vegetables. Increase heat to medium, then stir in the tomatoes, beans, and broth. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  • Maintain the gentle simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until the sweet potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.