Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili Recipe

How To Make Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Enjoy the divine blend of sweet potato with black bean chili in this easy recipe. Plus, this loaded dish calls for chili powder and cumin for a spicy kick.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2lbssweet potatoes,(about 3 medium) peeled and cut into small cubes
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 2tbspolive oil,divided
  • 1yellow onion,(1½ cups) medium, chopped
  • 1red bell pepper,cored and diced
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • cupsvegetable broth,then more as desired
  • 14oztomatoes,(2 cans) fire roasted, diced
  • 1earcorn,husked and kernels cut from cob or 1 cup frozen corn
  • tbspancho chili powder,or more to taste
  • 2tspcumin,ground
  • 14ozblack beans,(2 cans) drained and rinsed

Optional Toppings:

  • cilantro
  • lime wedges
  • avocado,diced
  • jalapeños,roasted, sliced
  • sour cream
  • cheddar,or Mexican blend cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and toss then season with ½ teaspoon salt and toss. 

  2. Roast in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until tender, tossing once halfway through.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute for 4 minutes or until beginning to soften, then add bell pepper and saute for 2 minutes longer. Add garlic and saute for 2 additional minutes. 

  4. Stir in vegetable broth, tomatoes, fresh corn, ancho chili powder, cumin, and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

  5. Bring to a light boil then reduce heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in black beans, cover and simmer for 5 minutes longer. 

  6. Gently toss in sweet potatoes and allow to just warm through for about 1 to 2 minutes. Thin with an additional broth if desired.

  7. Serve with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

If using frozen corn wait until the point where you add the black beans to add the frozen corn.


  • Calories: 455.51kcal
  • Fat: 6.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.27g
  • Carbohydrates: 84.59g
  • Fiber: 18.25g
  • Sugar: 12.66g
  • Protein: 19.07g
  • Sodium: 1067.89mg
  • Calcium: 172.70mg
  • Potassium: 1880.11mg
  • Iron: 5.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 1181.64µg
  • Vitamin C: 45.33mg
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