Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

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Recipe Category: Soup

Recipe Tag: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Low Glycemic

  • Prep Time

    10 Minutes

  • Cooking Time

    40 Minutes

  • Total Time

    50 Minutes

Recipe adapted from the Functional Medicine Research Center


  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes or yams
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2  15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1  28 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1  4 oz. can chopped mild green chilies
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregeno
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven. Peel sweet potatoes or yams and chop into 1-inch cubes. Sauté sweet potatoes or yams until they just begin to soften. Remove from heat and transfer to separate bowl.
  2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in same skillet and Sauté onion and garlic over medium heat until onions are golden brown. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add sweet potatoes or yams and continue to simmer until vegetables are tender (10-15 minutes). Add salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4-6 servings