2-Bean Sweet Potato ChiliSubmitted by: SP_STEPF
IntroductionThis 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!
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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Makes 8 servings (one heaping cup).
Serve with guacamole and Stepf's Spicy Vegan Quinoa-Cornbread.
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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 SP_STEPF (3/2/12)
We do specify serving size. One heaping cup.
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
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
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