Video: Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili -

Video: Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

See how to make roasted sweet potato chili.

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In this video, you’ll see how to make roasted sweet potato and black bean chili. This vegetarian chili stars the “super food” sweet potato. Spiced up with chipotle pepper, salt, and some olive oil, sweet potato chunks are roasted in the oven before going into the chili. Why roast the sweet potatoes? Well, it creates a slight crust on the sweet potatoes, which gives a great, meaty texture and ensures the chunks won’t fall apart in the simmering liquid. You’ll see how to cook spices into the sautéing ingredients and also learn how to build body in your chili. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili. Give it a try! See more Chef John videos >>

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Jan. 10, 2014 2:43 pm
This is now my favorite veggie chilli. Easy to make and everyone loved it. Great idea to put the parchment paper on the cookie sheet. Already sent it out to many of my friends.
Jan. 7, 2014 7:02 pm
Sounds like a great recipe! I want to try it for my family, a few of which are vegetarian, but think they won't want so much "heat" so I might leave out the hot peppers. I love sweet potatoes and black beans and have also heard before that the addition of cocoa is a special addition added by many in Mexican cooking so am excited to make this. Thanks for sharing!
Jan. 7, 2014 5:45 am
I've made this twice now, the second time for my office holiday party. It was a huge hit! Several people asked me for the recipe. This is a pretty simple, really delicious and healthy meal. A great option for vegetarians, but everyone loves it!. And Chef John is a riot!
Kristie Gonzales 
Nov. 7, 2013 7:10 pm
I made this for dinner and it was fabulous. I will make it again
Nov. 1, 2013 4:03 am
This was great but i didn't follow the jalopeno peppers but added hot spice i had on hand. nice way to use sweet potatoes and simply roasted gave them a nice touch and so simple.
Oct. 31, 2013 4:53 am
Sounds delicious. Thank you.
Oct. 30, 2013 4:56 pm
This chili looks really good. I'm sure to give it a try. I found Chef John saying "as you know" several times to be funny. As I know?? I don't even know who this guy is, lol. So how would I know? :) He talks like "we all know him".
Oct. 30, 2013 4:06 pm
It looks and sounds delicious--and easy. I'll probably make it for Christmas Eve.
Oct. 30, 2013 7:36 am
I make a slightly different version using ground turkey with sweet potatoes and black beans - it's a favorite and overall a simple but delicious meal
Mar. 26, 2013 8:14 am
I made this for the superbowl and it was AMAZING!!!
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