Roasted Sweet Potato Chili Recipe / by Ellen Cotten

Sweet Potatoes are hands down my favorite food!
These sweet lil super foods are packed full of nutrients including Vitamin A as beta carotene, Vitamin C, manganese and more! Sweet potatoes are great for balancing blood sugar and boosting your immunity. 

Ingredients:

-1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
-1 cup vegetable stock, more as needed
-1 onion, diced
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 red bell pepper, chopped
-1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
-1 can diced tomatoes, fire roasted
-1 tbsp cumin
-2 tbsp ancho chili powder
-1/4 tsp oregano leaves
-1 tsp sea salt
-optional: cayenne pepper, to taste

Makes 2-3 servings. Double recipe for larger batch.

Recipe:

-Peel and chop sweet potatoes into same size cubes. Place on a baking sheet or pan. Bake for 15-20 min at 400° F. 
-Sauté chopped onion & minced garlic in a large pot over medium heat.
*I used a splash of vegetable stock instead of oil to sauté in. 
-Add chopped bell pepper. If using the veg stock method, add more liquid as needed.
-Sauté for 5 min.
-Add in spices and tomatoes
-Add vegetable stock until it covers ingredients. Turn heat to high until it reaches a boil. Then turn heat back to low. 
-Cover and let simmer for 30 min. 
-Add strained beans
-Check liquid levels. Add more stock if needed
-Add in roasted sweet potatoes
-Check liquid levels again.
-Cover and simmer on low heat for 15 min.
-Let cool & enjoy!