Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • One medium sweet potato (11 ounces), peeled and cut into ½-inch dice (2 cups)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch dice (1 generous cup)
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 bunch green onions, trimmed and cut into thin rounds (reserve about ¼ cup for a topping)
  • One 26-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro, optional
  • {Topping options: cilantro, plain Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, green onion, avocado}
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes and red bell peppers in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle liberally with kosher salt and black pepper. Transfer to a large, foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and roast until tender, about 20 minutes. Toss halfway through.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a Dutch oven or saucepan over low heat. Add the green onion and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, about 3 minutes.
  4. Raise the heat, add the tomatoes, beans, corn, cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cooked sweet potatoes and bell peppers and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro as desired.
  6. Serve with optional toppings.
Notes
There is more to this chili than meets the eye. It also contains 100% vitamin C per serving, 38% iron, and 220% of your daily requirement for vitamin A.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: (1 cup) Calories: 298 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 54g Sodium: 240mg Fiber: 14g Protein: 12g
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2017/04/25/sweet-potato-black-bean-chili/