This delicious Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili has just the right amount of heat and smoky flavor!
2 large onions chopped
2 bell peppers chopped (red or green, both work well)
6-8 garlic cloves finely minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
2 sweet potatoes cubed
2 cans of no salt black beans
3 cups of diced tomatoes, canned or fresh
2 cups of water
1/4 cups tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oil in a large soup pot, and saute onions for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic,peppers, and spices, saute 2-3 minutes more.
Add sweet potatoes, black beans, tomatoes,and water, bring to a boil then simmer 1 hr stirring occasionally.
Add tomato paste to thicken and adjust seasoning.
Serve warm with cilantro garnish or grated cheese.
Chili flavors are always better the next day!
This chili also freezes well for a fast meal on busy days!