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black bean and sweet potato chili in a white bowl

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bowls 1x


The perfect dish for fall or game day and a delightful change up from traditioanl chili!


  • ½ cup Bell pepper, diced (I like red bell pepper.)
  • ½ Yellow onion, diced
  • 12 Jalapeno, diced
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Cumin
  • 2 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. Coriander
  • 1 ½ tsp. Salt
  • Pinch Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. Brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  • 2 15 oz. cans Black Beans (Drained and washed.)
  • 6 oz. Corn (can be fresh, frozen or canned. Drain if canned.)
  • 1 4.5 oz. can Diced green chilis (drained)
  • 2 cups Diced raw sweet potato (1 inch cubes)
  • 1 8 oz. can Tomato sauce
  • 1 15 oz. can Crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp Double Concentrated Tomato Paste
  • 6 oz. Chili Sauce (Enchilada sauce or my homemade recipe, see link above in the shopping list)
  • 2 cups Stock — can be beef, chicken, vegetable


  1. Dice your sweet potato into 1 inch cubes and set aside.
  2. Dice your bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add onion and bell pepper along with garlic powder, chili powder, coriander, salt, pepper. Set aside.
  4. Brown ground beef (chicken or turkey).
  5. Drain and rinse black beans.
  6. Drain green chilies.
  7. Corn — if canned, drain. If fresh, chop off of cobb. If frozen, can be added frozen.
  8. Add above ingredients and all remaining ingredients to your slow cooker and set for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.


Other Toppings or Add-Ins:

It’s so good, you don’t need anything, honestly! However, if you would like some of the traditional chili toppings feel free to top with:

  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • chopped cooked bacon
  • red onion
  • fresh or pickled jalapenos
  • corn chips

To make on the stove top, see my directions above.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Dinner, Fall Recipes, Game Day
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chili, Fall Recipes, Game Day

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