Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Sweet potatoes are an unusual yet delicious addition to this chili and as a bonus you get more orange veggies into your diet! The small amount of sausage also keeps the fat content low without a sacrifice in flavour. Sizes and amounts are flexible.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove sausage casings and crumble sausage meat.
  2. In a large pot, brown sausage meat over medium heat until no pink remains.
  3. Add onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin and cayenne (if using) to sausage.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and their juice, beans and sweet potatoes to meat mixture.
  6. Increase heat to medium high, bring to a boil, stirring often.
  7. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 min.
  8. or until potatoes are soft.
  9. Stir occasionally.
  10. Add sugar and/or salt to adjust taste.
  11. Serve garnished with cilantro or parsley.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is one of the best chili recipes I have ever made. I substituted 2-15 oz. cans of black beans for the kidney beans and used only 1/4 tsp of cayenne to keep down the heat. The presence of the sweet potato gives this chili a subtle sweetness.

5 5

This is my favorite chili recipe, I was really glad to find it here. I generally use 1lb of bulk italian sausage, 2 cans of beans (usually one kidney, one white beans), and serve with sour cream. Best chili ever, and not too spicy, so kids love it.

5 5

This was delicious and so easy to make!! I didn't have Italian sausage so I used a lb of lean ground beef. The results were very yummy! Thanks for this awesome recipe!!