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Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

In this video, you’ll see how to make roasted sweet potato and black bean chili. This vegetarian chili stars the “super food” sweet potato. Spiced up with chipotle pepper, salt, and some olive oil, sweet potato chunks are roasted in the oven before going into the chili. Why roast the sweet potatoes? Well, it creates a slight crust on the sweet potatoes, which gives a great, meaty texture and ensures the chunks won’t fall apart in the simmering liquid. You’ll see how to cook spices into the sautéing ingredients and also learn how to build body in your chili. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili. Give it a try!

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  • Karl Johnson

I made this for the superbowl and it was AMAZING!!!

  • lylesdeb

I make a slightly different version using ground turkey with sweet potatoes and black beans - it's a favorite and overall a simple but delicious meal

  • Karla Cooks

It looks and sounds delicious--and easy. I'll probably make it for Christmas Eve.