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Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Someone made this chili at a Couples Bunko Party we had at church last fall.
IT is so pretty and tastes even better! I love the sweet potatoes in the chili.
It is so good. YUM!

You could most definitely add turkey meat to this, also.



1 purple onion, diced

1 carrot, chopped

2 celery sticks, chopped

2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped

3 cloves garlic, or more to taste, minced

1-2 dried chili peppers, to taste, minced

5-6 cups vegetable stock

4 cups black beans, or 3 cans, drained and rinsed

2 cans diced tomatoes, with liquid

1 TBSP cumin

1 tsp Cayenne

1-5 shakes liquid smoke, optional, to taste

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Garnish with a dollops of Tofutti sour cream and chives

In a large soup pot, saute onions in a bit of oil or veg broth until translucent.

Add carrots, celery, sweet potato, garlic and chili pepper, heat, stirring occasionally, until carrots lose some crispness, about 5-7 minutes.

Add vegetable stock, tomatoes, black beans, cayenne, cumin, stir to combine and cover. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

Let the pot simmer for about 45 minutes or longer. Really it can be 30 minutes, but I like to have all the flavors combine and allow the beans and potatoes to give off some starch and thicken the sauce a bit.

In the last 20 or so minutes add liquid smoke. This gives it a bbq flavor and just another level of depth. If you do allow it to simmer for a while, make sure to add more stock or water if it becomes too thick.

The chili is done when the sweet potatoes are soft and the broth is a bit thicker.

Serve with sour cream and some skillet cornbread. YUM!

This recipe makes a big ol’ pot of chili, enough for dinner, and then leftovers(x2).. OR, invite over some friends and enjoy it together. But, This recipe is even better the next day!



tammie said...

this sounds different but yummy! can't wait to try it. It shouldn't be too bad for WW either.

Kim said...

We'll be having this next week. . .

Jason and Lisa Clark said...

I am thinking I am gonna make this and freeze it for when it gets cooler. If it ever gets cooler!!! Thanks:)

Stephanie said...


Misty said...

I'm trying out this recipe RIGHT NOW! Got the laptop on the kitchen counter, reading off the recipe as I go! Let's hope I don't mess it up!

Misty said...

This was delicious! But you were right, the leftovers ARE better the next day! I'm trying the key lime pie recipe on Sunday for my husband's family that's coming over from Asheville!