Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili!

February has arrived which means only six weeks left until spring. I say make the most of winter before it’s gone! Grab a cozy blanket and a bowl of this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, turn on a good movie and chill.
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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili!

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili!

About This Chili: A Perfect Bowl to Warm Up Your Winter

Sweet potatoes, tomatoes, black beans, onions, garlic, herbs and spices combine to make a comforting bowl of nutrient dense chili. Topped with avocado this chili really hits the spot. And it’s gorgeous. I always appreciate the beauty of real, healthy food!

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If You Are Feeding a Crowd:

The recipe below is for two. But if you are feeding a crowd, this recipe is easily adaptable to serve more and you can keep it warm in a crock pot for people to come back for seconds…or thirds. Trust me, they are going to want seconds and thirds.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili!

The Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili!

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian.

5 from 2 votes
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Did you know? Not all herb stems are created equal. When we cook with fresh parsley, thyme, or rosemary, we start by stripping the leaves from the stems. But cilantro stems are as delicious as the leaves, so we chop the stems and leaves together for this delicious, hearty, vegetarian soup.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Sun Basket Foods!
Ingredients
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ pound peeled sweet potatoes diced
  • 1 tsp peeled fresh garlic, minced or grated
  • cups cooked black beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 sprigs fresh cilantro
Instructions
Start the chili:
  1. Peel and coarsely chop the white onion, peel and dice sweet potatoes (about 1/2")
  2. In a large sauce pot over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil until hot but not smoking. Add the onion and sweet potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent and the potatoes are just tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
While the onion and potatoes cook, prep the garlic and black beans:
  1. Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure 1 teaspoon.
  2. In a fine-mesh strainer, rinse the black beans.
  3. To the pot with the onion, add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and as much cayenne pepper as you like and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, vegetable stock, and ½ cup water, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes.
Prep the garnishes:
  1. Cut the avocado in half. Remove the pit, scoop out the flesh, and cut the flesh into ¼-inch-thick slices.
  2. Coarsely chop the cilantro.
Serve:
  1. Ladle the chili into individual bowls. Garnish with the avocado and cilantro and serve.

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Easy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew Dip

When I really want a healthy meal that feels like it’s a treat, I go for these Easy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew dip! Whether you eat them alone or alongside a delicious green salad or roasted chicken, you can’t go wrong.
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 The Sweet Potatoes:

The sweet potatoes are cut in half lengthwise and then carefully cut into wedges. Don’t go too thick or they will take longer to cook. Drizzle in olive oil, sprinkle liberally with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then pop in the oven and roast until the edges are crisp and browned. The secret to getting those browned edges is a hot oven and placing the pan close to the heating implement!

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 The Cashew Dip:

This chipotle cashew dip is really easy to make. Simply soak the nuts for a few hours (or overnight) and then place in a food processor with garlic, lime juice, sea salt and chipotle chilis in adobo sauce then process until smooth. Then just dip away! If you have leftover dip you can make this crispy veggies tomorrow!

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 Paleo/Whole 30

These baked wedges and dip are grain free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, Paleo and Whole 30 compliant! So enjoy with no guilt whatsoever, just pick up a wedge and dip! That said, I noticed one brand of chipotle chilis in adobo sauce that contained sugar, so be sure to read the label if you want to stay Whole 30/Paleo compliant.

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 The Recipe: Easy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew Dip

Tips and what you will need: I use chipotle chilis in adobo sauce to bring the heat. You will need a food processor, a rimmed cookie sheet and parchment paper.

5 from 3 votes
Easy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

A delicious side dish to roasted chicken or a green salad! I use chipotle chili powder in this recipe to keep it simple but if you prefer more heat use chipotle paste or using actual chipotle chilis in adobo sauce starting with 1/2 a teaspoon and working your way up.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
Allow 3 hours time for soaking cashews
  • 2 cups simmering water
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
  • 3 medium size sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil, separated (some for potatoes, some for dip)
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 pinches sea salt
  • 1 chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce (or less if sensitive to heat)
  • 1/4  to 1/2 cup water, start with a 1/4 cup and add more if needed
Instructions
  1. Bring water to simmer in small pan, turn off heat and add raw cashews to pot, allow to sit at least three hours
  2. When cashews have soaked for at least three hours and you are ready to eat: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place rack in upper third of oven. Cover a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment

  3. Peel sweet potatoes, cut in half lengthwise and then cut each half into wedges. About 1/2" thick

  4. Place wedges on parchment covered cookie sheet and drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Use enough oil that each wedge is glistening with oil, toss

  5. Sprinkle generously with freshly ground pepper and sea salt, toss
  6. Place in oven and roast for 40 minutes, turning potatoes halfway through cooking time
While potatoes cook, make cashew dip:
  1. Place peeled clove of garlic in food processor and process until minced
  2. Strain cashews and discard cooking water
  3. Add soaked cashews, 1 tablespoon olive oil,  lime juice, sea salt, 1/4 cup water and 1 pepper in adobo sauce (or less if sensitive to heat) 

  4. Process for one minute, if needed add up to another 1/4 cup water for thinning (I prefer mine a little thinner, some people like it thick, totally up to preference)

  5. When dip is the consistency you want and nice and smooth stop processing. Taste and decide if it needs more sea salt or chipotle, then make adjustments accordingly

  6. When potatoes are done, remove from oven and serve with cashew dip

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