Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili - Meatless Family Meal

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili – A Great Meatless Family Meal

Have you heard about the Meatless Monday Movement? The purpose behind it is to introduce families to healthy, environmentally friendly meat-free alternatives. Not sure if you’re ready?  Try this quick vegetarian chili!  It’s full of black beans and sweet potatoes for a fabulous meat-free meal that’s so versatile and full of fiber, you might just look forward to a day or two without meat.

Serve it with tortilla chips or cornbread and crisp and sweet coleslaw. Or top with with lots of fresh cilantro and serve it on a bed of rice.   Change it up by serving it over grilled chicken breast or use it as an enchilada filling.  Need something to cool it down?  Add a dollop of fat-free sour cream.

Make it organic by shopping online for: black beansdiced tomatoestomato saucevegetable brothchili powdercumincayennegarlic powder,salt and black pepper

Meatless Family Meals – Vegetarian Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Serving size: 6 Calories: 380 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 72 Fiber: 17 Protein: 20
Yield: 6
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  • 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  1. In a frying pan, prepared with low calories cooking spray, saute onions and garlic for two minutes
  2. Add sweet potato, carrots and bell pepper. Saute for further 5-6 minutes until onions are soft.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and add remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  4. Simmer, partially covered and stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes, until vegetables are cooked.
Serving Size: 10