5 from 2 votes
A grey bowl with sweet potato black bean chili in it with a hand holding a spoon in it.
30 Minute Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This hearty sweet potato and black bean chili is all you'll need when the weather gets colder. It's satisfying, flavorful, and a cozy plant-based chili. It takes a quick 30-minutes to make and consists of 8 simple pantry ingredients - simply delicious!

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Tags: 30 minute chili, sweet potato black bean chili, sweet potato chili, vegetarian chili
Freezer Friendly: Yes
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. 



How to store: allow cooked chili to cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container. Refrigerate for 4-5 days. 

How to freeze: let chili cool to room temperature then store in an airtight container or ziplock freezer bag - freeze for 2-3 months. 

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.