March 31

Recipe Corner: Sweet Potato-Black Bean Chili



I love this nutrient-packed chili! It can be adapted to many eating styles and preferences and uses just one pot to make! Give it a try and let me know what you think!!

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Chili

A delicious, nutritious chili that can easily be adapted for Gluten-Free and Vegan individuals.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: one pot, soup
Servings: 6


  • Grapeseed, avocado or coconut oil
  • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Pound ground beef or turkey*, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons chili powder, or to taste
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1/2-1 Teaspoon Chipotle chili powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 ounces beer**, or sub 1 cup broth
  • 2 Cups peeled and diced sweet potato
  • 1 Can (15-ounce) black beans
  • 1 Can (28-ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 Cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Heat large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add oil to coat bottom and then add onion and ground meat, if using, and cook, stirring often, until meat is cooked through and onion is tender. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chili powder and cinnamon and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add beer (or 1 cup broth) and stir, scrapping up any bits on bottom of the pan. Add sweet potatoes, black beans (including liquid if organic), diced tomatoes and 1 cup broth. Mix until combined.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until sweet potato is tender. If chili is too thick, add additional broth to reach desired consistency. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately or refrigerate in air-tight container up to 7 days or freeze up to 3 months.


*To make vegan:  Omit ground meat and substitute 2 cups cooked lentils or increase beans to 2-cans; use vegetable broth option
**To make gluten free:  use gluten-free beer or substitute 1-cup broth

Mrs. Dornberg

About the author

Cheryl Dornberg is the founder, CEO, and operator of Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience based in Highland, IN. She is a Culinary Nutrition Expert and believes that a healthy lifestyle begins in the kitchen, and every meal that you prepare yourself from fresh, whole ingredients is a step towards a vibrant, energy-filled life.


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