Smoky Sweet Potato Chili

Smoky Sweet Potato Chili in a bowl on a cutting board with fresh cilantro
Warm up with a bowl of Smoky Sweet Potato Chili that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. This vegan chili combines the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with the deep, smoky flavors of paprika and cumin, creating a comforting meal that’s perfect for chilly days. Rich in proteins and fibers, this chili is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a boon for your health.
Whether you're looking for a cozy dinner idea or a hearty lunch option, this sweet potato chili promises to satisfy without the need for any animal products. It's simple to prepare and packs a flavorful punch that will please your friends and family of any diet style.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Estimated Cost$12
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People
Calories 256.6 kcal


  • 2 Sweet Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 15 oz. Black Beans (1 can, drained and rinsed)
  • 28 oz. Diced Tomatoes (canned)
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Cilantro


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the diced onions and minced garlic, cooking until the onions become translucent.
    1 Onion, 3 Cloves Garlic
  • Stir in the diced red bell pepper and cook for an additional 3 minutes until slightly softened.
    1 Red Bell Pepper
  • Add the cubed sweet potatoes to the pot along with the black beans, diced tomatoes, and vegetable broth.
    2 Sweet Potatoes, 15 oz. Black Beans, 28 oz. Diced Tomatoes, 2 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • Season the mixture with smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, and salt. Stir well to combine.
    1 Tbsp. Chili Powder, 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika, 1 tsp. Cumin, 1 tsp. Salt
  • Bring the chili to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and the chili has thickened.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.

Notes & Tips

This Smoky Sweet Potato Chili is not only a comforting and filling dish but also a colorful centerpiece for any meal. It’s perfect for meal prepping as it keeps well and even tastes better the next day. Enjoy this belly-warming dish on its own or paired with our vegan cornbread.


Calories: 256.6kcalCarbohydrates: 43.7gProtein: 9.9gFat: 6.3gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.9gSodium: 418.3mgPotassium: 914.3mgFiber: 12.1gSugar: 8.5gVitamin A: 12663.5IUVitamin C: 41.6mgCalcium: 109.5mgIron: 4.6mg

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