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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 207.6
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 236.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 21.9 g
  • Protein: 12.8 g

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2-Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
2-Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Introduction

This vegetarian chili uses some secret tricks to boost the flavor without adding calories! This vegetarian chili uses some secret tricks to boost the flavor without adding calories!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 T canola oil
    1 large onion, chopped, about 1 cup
    1 jalapeno, chopped (optional)
    1 large (about 6 ounces) sweet potato, peeled if desired and chopped

    2 T ground cumin
    1 T chili flakes
    2 T dark chili powder
    1 T hot or smoked paprika
    1 t dried oregano

    2 T tomato paste, no salt added


    1 (14.5-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    1 (14.5-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
    2 (14.5-ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes, no salt added
    2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
    1 t Marmite or Vegemite

    juice of one lemon, about 3 tablespoons
    salt and pepper to taste


    Note: Vegemite and Marmite are yeast extracts from Australia and the UK, respectively, that add an incredibly deep, rich flavor to any dish. They taste like a cross between miso and soy sauce, only a little less salty. You could swap miso or a teaspoon of low-sodium soy sauce.

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Directions

Heat a large stockpot over medium-high, then add the oil. Add the onions and jalapeno to the pot, and cook for five minutes, stirring often, until the onions are starting to soften. Add the sweet potato and the spices and cook another three minutes, stirring often. Add the tomato paste and cook for two minutes, continuing to stir often. Add the beans, tomatoes, broth and Marmite, stirring just to combine. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are soft.
Makes 8 servings (one heaping cup).
Serve with guacamole and Stepf's Spicy Vegan Quinoa-Cornbread.






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  • 18 of 26 people found this review helpful
    I never understand on this website, recipes tell the "Number of Servings" but never what the serving size is... any help with this? - 10/28/11

    Reply from STEPFANIER (3/2/12)
    We do specify serving size. One heaping cup.


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  • 17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this dish. I cooked the onions and oil in a pan then added some garlic and 1 tsp chili flakes, 1 tsp chili powder, and 1 tsp smoked paprika. It make it plenty spicy, anything more would have been way to spicy. I toss it all in the crockpot on high for 3 hours! - 10/20/11

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This was SO delicious. What a great example of what excellent flavor is in healthy eating. I served it with a 1/4 cup of cottage cheese on top and it was SO yummy. Thanks for the recipe! - 10/26/11

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    You can also substitute pumpkin for the sweet potato...to make it more cream based instead of chunky - 5/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I didn't use Marmite or Vegemite, which I believe is a nutritional yeast. I also was not understanding where to add the lemon juice so I left that out. Tasted great! Very Hearty - 2/9/12

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is one recipe that seems to "toe the line" for a low sodium content. Thank you. For users who must monitor their sodium intake to the new restrictions of 1500mg per day, be sure to not add that cottage cheese topping. At 430 mg/per 4 oz., it's not a good idea. - 3/3/12

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Pleasantly surprised what a good hearty flavorful meal this was! marmite and vegamite was in the grocery store under international foods. - 11/7/11

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipe. What I might do next time is to cook sweet potatoes first, blend them and then add making more creamy. I also added just a bit of nonfat sour cream and it was sooo good! Not to spicy but had good kick. Smoked paprika gave a real nice smoky smell and taste. Thank you for the recipe! - 3/8/12

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    1 onion
    1 sweet potato
    2 tsp cumin
    1 tsp paprika
    1 tsp oregano
    1 can diced tomato
    1 can pinto beans, drained
    1 can kidney beans, drained
    1/2 lemon squeezed
    1 cup water and 2 tsp vege buliion
    1/4 cup craisins - 2/5/13

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I read the comments and adjusted the spices by cutting the chili in half and adding 1T of Grill Mates Sweet 'n Smoky Rub plus 1T garlic powder. I added the lemon at the very end - fantastic addition. Served with 1/2 c. of cottage cheese, this was the yummiest chili I have ever had. - 9/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made it with a couple of variations for my personal taste, and it was delicious and filling. Love it! I didn't have all the spices on hand, but I'll get them by the next time I decide to make it. I'm sure it's even better with them! I found Marmite at a small natural foods store. - 6/8/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Incredible flavor!! Even those that don't like heat couldn't stop "cause it tastes sooooo good!" Lotsa heat, even though I toned it down some (subbed 1 tsp crushed red pepper for Tbsp chili flakes & used reg. paprika). Serve it over millet to lessen the heat further. A new favorite! - 11/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this last nigh and its wonderful! A little hot for my tastes, so I think I'm going to scale backs some of the spices next time. - 5/6/11

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Dear SWAPBADFORGOOD,
    Thank you for the question about serving size. Serving size is left out of a great many recipe postings on other websites too. Its kind of a pet peeve of mine. I called myself looking @ this recipe and I didn't find it either. It needs to be in the "Nutrition Info". Thanks agai - 3/2/13

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Serving size says it serves 8, one heaping cup each. - 3/2/13

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicous. I can see how you got the sodium down. You MUST use no salt added tomatoes, tomato paste and low sodium vegetable broth. Or better yet make your own. Carrots, celery, onion, browned in olive oil, pepper, parsley, onion powder, thyme, 12 cups water, simmer 45 minutes & drain - 4/16/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for adding that a serving size is about 1 heaping cup. I realize it can't be exact due to ingredients like sweet potatoes having variation. Thanks for the recipe! - 3/2/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used tomato sauce instead of tomato paste. I used the tomato sauce that Mexicans use in their cooking, Pato. It already has a kick to it. Yummy! - 12/22/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    What do you do with the lemon juice????
    - 10/17/12

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'd like to know how the sodium got to be so low, since vegetable broth has 237mgs, with no added sodium; every canned beans has a minimum of 130mgs. There are two varieties used here, along with sodium from Vegemite? I am on a 1000mgs. of sodium per day restriction. - 3/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have time to make it on the stove. So I threw it in the crockpot. Left it on high, it was ready in three hours. Had it over forbidden rice. I didn't drain the beans, got in a hurry and didn't read the recipe closely. So to compensate for the extra liquid, I added extra tomato paste - 3/3/12

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I didn't see an answer to all those asking what vegemite was so I googled it:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegemite

    - 2/27/12

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Good meatless monday meal! - 12/17/11

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    5 Points - 7/21/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very spicy! But very tasty! I didn't use the jalapeno; next time I will reduce the spices. Glad to see the slow cooker suggestion. Very easy to make, but slow cooked is even better idea! - 3/6/13

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