Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Tonight, the hubby requested sweet potato and black bean chili. It’s becoming a Halloween tradition in our house and it really couldn’t be more appropriately colored!

Black and orange soup for Halloween?! What could be better??

I found this recipe here:

This was one of the cookbooks I bought while doing my meat-free experiment earlier this year. It has some good recipes in it!


Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Keywords: stovetop soup/stew vegetarian healthy black beans sweet potato

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 2 cups water
  • 2-3 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups black beans


1. Saute the onion, garlic and sweet potatoes in EVOO for 5 minutes.

2. Add salsa and water.

3. Add chili powder and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender.

4. Add black beans and simmer until ready to eat.

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Simmer until ready to eat. Add more chili powder if necessary!

Here in Ohio, trick or treating happens on the Thursday before Halloween so we just came inside after passing out candy for an hour and a half. It was COLD out there!! We had about 100 kids. Best costume was the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood who dressed as grandma.

Here’s this year’s pumpkins:

And the boys enjoying Halloween:


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


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