Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
There is nothing more delish during the winter than a bowl full of chili. And with the current state of the weather, Chili is more than needed. It seems like every other day the news is saying that there is a new storm coming from every direction. I recently heard on the news that there is a SECOND WINTER coming. Like seriously. Most of us barely made it through the first winter but now there is a second one on the way.
So that means that its time to load the fridge and the pantry with some things that will make the best comfort foods known to man. But we are putting a slight twist on all of it and making it nice an healthy. Now, if you are really paying attention, chili is pretty healthy to being with. Where we mess up with with the things that we add to it after the chili has been made and in our bowls.
So to help out with that “issue”, I have come up with some great suggestions for toppings that still keeps us nice and healthy and really tasty!! Lets make some Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili !!!!
What You’ll Need:
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium-large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 large red onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
½ teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 ½ cups vegetable stock
1 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
½ cup dried quinoa
4 teaspoons lime juice
What You’ll Do:
In a large pot heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add the sweet potatoes and the onions, cook for 5 minutes (until the unions are soft).
Add in garlic, chili powder, chipotle, cumin, salt and pepper (to taste) and stir it up. Add in the vegetable stock, tomatoes, black beans and quinoa. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Cover the pot and turn down the heat to bring to a gentle simmer.
Cook for 30-40 minutes until the quinoa is fully cooked and the sweet potatoes are soft.
Add a little lime juice and take the pot off the heat. Taste to check the seasoning flavors.
Serve in a bowl with some of the suggested toppings below. ENJOY !!!