Sweet Potato Chili with Avocado Cream


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 299.5
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
  • Sodium: 632.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 49.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.9 g
  • Protein: 11.0 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    2 T. canola or olive oil
    1 medium yellow or red onion, chopped
    4 to 8 cloves of garlic, minced
    4 C. sweet potato or yam (about 2 medium), peeled, 1/4 inch dice
    2 T. chili powder or to taste
    1 t. cumin or to taste
    1 C. vegetable stock or water
    2 15 oz. cans of diced tomatoes
    2 15 oz. cans of kidney, pinto or red beans
    Cilantro or radish sprouts for garnish (optional)

    Avocado Cream
    1 ripe avocado, medium - mashed
    1/2 C. of plain yogurt - fat free (I used yoplait 2X protein)
    whip together until smooth add salt and pepper to taste.


1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute' for about 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until translucent. Add garlic and sweet potato, stir, and saute' for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with chili powder and cumin, and stir to coat vegetables with spices. Stir in stock or water, scraping up brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.
2. Stir in tomatoes and bring a boil, then reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in beans, cover, and simmer until sweet potato is tender, 5 to 10 minutes.
3. To make avocado cream: In a small bowl, mash avocado; add yogurt and whisk until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Serve chili topped with a dollop of avocado cream, garnished with cilantro or radish sprouts, if desired.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HAYHON.


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Note: I only made the chili.
    I had to make a few substitutions, fresh tomatoes for canned and increasing the broth.Mixed chili beans instead of kidney beans.
    Taste great! I love sweet potatoes. I'll be enjoying this for my lunch shortly.
    THANKS FOR SHARING it's a keeper. - 4/14/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Very good. VERY satisfying. Makes a great lunch at work. The Avocado cream is a wonderful addition. (I love avocados) I made this with black beans (all I had on hand)...and thought about putting some corn in it. Perhaps next time. I also added 1/4 tsp ceyenne pepper and a pinch of pepper flacks - 12/4/12

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  • I can't wait to try this! I love making spicy foods with sweet potatoes - sweet potato black bean burritos, sweet potatoes in ALL my chili recipes, spicy sweet potato fries, and on and on.
    Even though I haven't made this recipe yet, I am giving it a five star rating for the idea and avocado cream. - 3/23/13

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  • I totally LOVED this! Made it for the family, and one son and my husband really liked it, too. My other son ate it, but potatoes are not his favorite so he'd rather have a more traditional chili. Everyone liked the avocado sauce. Will make this again! Yum! - 10/21/12

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This dish was not bad, but could have been better. Two of my teens that were home were not too fussy about it-one said he didn't like it much and left all the sweet potato pieces on the plate, the other didn't touch it at all, once he tasted it. It wasn't worth the amount of work I put into doing it - 1/3/12

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  • This was delish! Loved it - 9/28/11

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  • Delicious! - 8/3/11

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  • I have to give this one just a "good" rating. My family was torn. I personally like it, and will make it every once in awhile. Note: if you don't like avocado you can just use the yogurt. - 10/23/10

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  • Really very good. My husband and I like spicy so I added 1 large chopped chipotle pepper with adobo. - 9/27/10

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  • It was good! Especially with the avocado cream! It was more like a stew to me though. The flavor took me a whlie to get used to! - 9/25/10

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  • I added ground turkey and a little more seasonings because of that but loved it! I froze leftovers so I can have it for lunch a few times too - 9/20/10

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  • Made this for dinner last night while looking for a dish that was both hearty enough for my veggie bf and healthy enough for me - this was the perfect fit! Filling and yummy. I used lemon yogurt by accident, but the citrus plus avocado worked really well with the cream too. - 8/23/10

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  • This was good! - 8/12/10

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  • I think I have made this about 6 times now. I LOVE it!! I crave sweet potatos. So this is a good dish. My husband likes spicy chili's so he adds hot sauce to make it hotter for him. Otherwise he loves it as well. Thank you so much for sharing. :) - 7/1/10

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  • Absolutely delicious!!! I added strips of pork to the recipe for more protein, but everything else was according to the recipe above and it was soooooo good. This will DEFINITELY be added to my favorite recipes! - 6/24/10

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