Healthy black bean and sweet potato chili

This recipe for healthy black bean and sweet potato chili is the perfect meal to prepare with pantry staple ingredients. It is delicious, spicy, and very easy to prepare.

healthy black bean and sweet potato chili

Don’t you just love a big pot of soup? I love soups, any kind of soup, I just love them. I love getting back home from a cold or rainy day, and knowing that a huge bowl of soup will be waiting for me always makes me smile.

Sweet potatoes

This vegan sweet potato chili is very easy to prepare, and it turns out very well. Its flavor is smokey, hearty, and very satisfying.

If you love  sweet potatoes or just need a little extra inspiration on how to cook them or how to eat them… here are other recipes that I’ve made with them:

Here are some tips and tricks to make the chili:

  • Use homecooked beans or canned beans, it will turn out delicious with any
  • Same with the tomatoes, use fresh or canned tomatoes. You could even use fire-roasted tomatoes or another type of canned tomatoes that you have on hand.
  • The recipe calls for black beans, but it will also be fantastic with garbanzo beans, navy beans, lentils, or a mix of all.
  • If you use canned beans just rinse them before adding them to the pot.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, homemade vegan crema, and avocado.
Sweet potatoes and aromatics in a pot for chili

Sweet potatoes are a very healthy vegetable that you can use in a million ways, sweet-savory, in a salad, as a side dish or as a main meal. 

In the picture below is the final version of the healthiest and easiest black bean and sweet potato chili ever!
healthy black bean vegan chili

Here is the recipe for this healthy black bean and sweet potato chili. I hope you like it if you do please share, the recipe, and the blog through Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.  You can also subscribe to my newsletter, and receive a new healthy vegan recipe in your inbox every week. When you subscribe, you’ll get my 1o favorite healthy tips to start revolutionizing your health.


Healthy black bean and sweet potato chili

Alejandra Graf
This recipe for healthy black bean and sweet potato chili is the only soup you will need for this winter. It is effortless, spicy and very easy to prepare.
5 de 4 votos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Vegan tex-mex
Servings 6
Calories 93 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon neutral tasting oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet potatoes cut into medium sized pieces
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes, whole or chopped
  • 2 cups water


  • Heat the oil in a large pot.
  • Add onion and garlic, constantly stirring to prevent sticking. Add salt, cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Leave for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add the sweet potatoes, leave for about three minutes. Add the tomatoes, water, and beans.
  • Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Check for seasoning, adjust if necessary.
  • Serve with avocado pieces, chopped cilantro and tortilla chips, rice or quinoa.


Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSodium: 529mgPotassium: 418mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 5095IUVitamin C: 10.6mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 2mg
Keyword healthy vegan meal, vegan chili


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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