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I love black beans! I eat them on all kinds of things from soups and salad to burritos. When it is chilly outside I love nothing more than a hearty chili and this black bean chili with baked sweet potatoes fits the bill! Well let’s be honest… I’d probably eat this black bean chili anytime! It combines two of my favorite foods: sweet potatoes and black beans! Plus the girls like it too!
Black bean chili with baked sweet potatoes can be made with or without the ground turkey. Personally, I just like the extra flavor the ground turkey adds. You can also use ground beef if you want.
Black Bean Chili With Baked Sweet Potatoes
- 1/2 lb ground turkey
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 c chicken broth
- 2 cans black beans or 30 oz prepared dry black beans
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1-2 TBSP chili seasoning
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 baked sweet potatoes
- Baked sweet potatoes using your favorite method.
- In a large pot, brown ground turkey with 1 tablespoon chili seasoning over medium heat.
- Add onion, pepper, and garlic in the pot with the turkey and saute.
- Combine black beans, canned tomatoes, chicken stock, salt, sugar, cocoa powder, and remaining chili seasoning (if desired) to turkey mixture and simmer about 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low and cook for 30-45 minutes.
- Split sweet potatoes in half and ladle chili on top.
I like this chili a little bit spicy so I add the 2 tablespoons sometimes more if the girls are not going to be eating it!
Black bean chili is freezer friendly. I like to freeze individual portions of the chili for easy lunches (I do not freeze the sweet potatoes). I bake a fresh batch of sweet potatoes for the lunches.
What’s your favorite chili?
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