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Sweet Potato Chili

This easy sweet potato chili recipe is a quick and healthy weeknight meal.

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 6 1/2 cups


  • 1 large sweet potato (10 oz)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can black beans, or beans of choice
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup chopped zucchini, optional
  • 2 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp each: cumin and salt


  • Peel sweet potato, and chop or dice, depending on desired size. (If you have time, I love roasting the sweet potato now, but it's not required.) Bring all ingredients except zucchini to a boil. Then turn to medium-low and cook uncovered (add zucchini about halfway through) until sweet potato is soft. It depends on the size of the potato but should take around 15 minutes. Taste, and add salt and pepper as desired. I add an additional 1/2 tsp salt. Serve with sliced avocado, tortilla chips, or whatever you wish.


A slow cooker option is linked above in the post. Do include the orange zest if you can. It adds so much flavor!
For dessert, try this healthy Apple Crisp Recipe.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 110kcal