Hands holding a bowl of sweet potato black bean chili with a spoon in it.

30 Minute Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

A healthy, 1 pot vegetarian chili recipe made with diced tomatoes, black beans, and sweet potatoes! Quick to make and so flavorful.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword 30 minute chili, sweet potato black bean chili, sweet potato chili, vegetarian chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal
Author A SImple Palate


  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 28 oz. can Diced tomato
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and strained
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

soup toppings

  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • shredded cheese
  • tortilla strips/chips crumbled


  1. In a large pot on medium heat, saute sweet potato cubes in olive oil for 3-5 minutes for them to soften. 

  2. In same pot as sweet potatoes add diced tomatoes, water, black beans, kidney beans, and all your seasonings (salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper). Cover with lid and let chili cook on medium heat for 30 minutes or until soup has thickened. Stir occasionally. 

  3. Let soup cool. Serve with cheese, crumbled tortilla chips, and cheese! YUM. 

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
30 Minute Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.1g 6%
Sodium 463.1mg 19%
Sugars 4.6g
Protein 8.8g 18%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 96%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.