Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili (Vegetarian)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From The Great American Detox Diet by Alex Jamieson.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Warm the oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the onion, red pepper, garlic, and salt. Saute until soft, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potato and lime zest, cook 10-15 minutes more, continuing to stir occasionally.
  3. Add the tomatoes, black beans, jalapeno, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and cocoa; bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. OR omit the oil, throw everything in a crock pot, and cook on high for 6 hours.
  5. Serve over brown rice with lime wedges and cilantro.


Most Helpful

I made this last week and had it with cornbread. I was seriously looking forward to tasting it the next day. Unfortunately, later that night I was taken to the hospital in the ambulance (unrelated to the chili ;) ), and my husband finished it off before I came home! LOL Today, I am making it again and once again look forward to having it the second day. I cannot imagine that it could possibly be better than it was the first time last week, but...if it is, WOW!!! BTW, I made my own chili beans by soaking then cooking 2 cups of dry black beans. Soak overnight and cook for at least an hour with a mixture of thyme, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and salt. They really added to the wonderful taste.

choppie February 03, 2010

AMAZING!!! LOVED IT!! My 7 year old wants it for dinner every night he announced after eating it! Mmmmmmmm Thanks for the post!

sconehead November 15, 2010

This was phenomenal! My husband, a die hard carnivore said this was one of the best meals I've ever made. I added a can of corn and a pinch of cayenne and served it with cilantro and a few slices of avocado (which was a great substitute for sour cream). This could not have been better!

Super-Wife!!! April 26, 2010

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