Spicy Sweet Potato and Apple Vegetarian Chili
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Creamy, flavorful vegetarian chili filled with sweet potatoes, apples, black beans, and lots of heat!
Recipe type: Chili
Serves: 10-12 servings
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (seeds and all!)
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2- 14 oz cans black beans, not drained
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • Quart of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 chipotle from canned chipotles in adobo
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1" pieces, (you can buy these pre-peeled and cut at Trader Joe's!)
  • 1 red apple, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup sour cream, plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for serving
  • tortilla chips for serving
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil and let it get hot.
  2. Add the diced onion and diced jalapeño, season with salt and pepper, and let sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Season the onions with chili powder, cumin, and paprika, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add in the garlic, and cook 30 more seconds.
  5. Dump in the black beans, diced tomatoes, chipotle pepper, honey and chicken broth. Increase the heat and bring to a boil.
  6. Once it is boiling, add in the sweet potatoes and apple. Cover the pot, lower the heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are fork tender.
  7. Using an immersion blender, blend up about half the soup to leave some chunks of potato. If you're using a blender or food processor, just transfer half the soup and puree, (be careful, it's hot!) returning the puree to the pot.
  8. Turn off the heat on the stove, and stir in the sour cream and cheese. Let the soup sit 20 minutes, and taste to adjust for extra salt if needed.
  9. Top with your favorite "fixin's" and dig in!
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at https://allyscooking.com/2016/11/15/spicy-sweet-vegetarian-chili/