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Vegan Sweet Potato Chili

  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings 1x
  • Category: Soup, Stew
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Black beans and sweet potatoes are popular in the Blue Zones – so why not combine them in this delicious Vegan Sweet Potato Chili?


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Ingredients

  • 23 sweet potatoes (orange flesh – about 1.5 to 2 lbs)
  • 1 Tbs aquafaba (juice from a can of black beans)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 large white onion (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 34 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 12 tbs mild pickled jalapenos (optional)
  • 1 Tbs chili powder (McCormicks®)
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 cans fire-roasted tomatoes (28oz total)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbs masa harina (or cornmeal)
  • 1 tsp molasses (or other sweetener)
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cans black beans, drained  (rinsed if they are salted)

Instructions

  1. Cube sweet potatoes and add to a bowl
  2. Add aquafaba, salt, and paprika and toss to coat
  3. Roast at 400° F for 20 min – set aside to cool
  4. In a large dutch oven, saute onion and pepper until softened
  5. Add jalapeno if desired and garlic – stir to mix well
  6. Stir in cumin, chili powder, and oregano – simmer 5 min
  7. Add tomatoes, water, masa, sweetener, and cocoa
  8. Bring heat up to medium and simmer for 30 min – stirring occasionally
  9. Drain and rinse black beans and add to chili
  10. Add roasted sweet potatoes and taste for seasoning
  11. Add salt is needed and serve with your favorite garnish 

Keywords: vegan sweet potato chili