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You gotta make dinner everynight. That reality, combined with the whirlwind of the workday can feel daunting. Climbing the corporate ladder, working in a workout, finding clean socks. There’s a lot we have to balance these days, and adding in “make dinner” can tips the scales.

Which is why we love this Sweet Potato and Black Bean chili. You literally open up a few cans, dice up sweet potatoes, and set it all to cook on the stove while you peel off your suit and settle in for a relaxed night. A healthy, hearty dinner in just 30 minutes, with a mere 5 minutes of prep? Absolutely. Get the recipe below and give yourself the easiest night of your life. (And yummiest, too!)

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Easy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili


Simple Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

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Quick and easy, this healthy chili can be made in minutes and tastes like a prize-winner!

  • Yield: 4


  • 1 pound ground beef (optional)
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (32 ounce) can fireroasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • Toppings: sour cream, diced green onions, diced jalapenos, diced avocados, chopped cilantro, shredded cheddar.


If using ground beef, brown in a large skillet, then remove from heat and set aside. In a large pot, place sweet potato, 1/2 cup water and diced tomatoes. Cover and bring to a boil, turning to a simmer once boiling. Cook until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Add beans, tomato sauce and taco seasoning to the pot. Add cooked ground beef, if using. Heat until very hot. Spoon into serving bowls. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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