Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili is a crowd-pleasing main dish recipe. Make with sweet potatoes, black beans, and a kick of orange zest!

Happy early October! For me, the beginning of each month is full of new beginnings, hospitality goals, and new recipes.

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Today … this delicious Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili. We love the option of using chili beans, or you can use black beans and add your own seasoning.

With the hot days of summer behind, fall is a time of profound change and embracing a new way of living. October brings simple gatherings, cozy meals inside by the fire when it’s raining outside, and small chili gatherings on the weekends — hanging onto as much sunshine as possible.

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

It also brings more work (a busy season for my husband and me), a season of saying goodbye to our daughter (in college), and drastic weather changes here in central Oregon. Our world tells us, it’s time to snap-to, and prepare for winter!

So we’re hanging onto autumn as long as we can …

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Friends, have you tried BUSH’S Black Beans in a Mild Chili Sauce? They are delicious, and make the BEST chili!

 BUSH’S Chili Beans are slow-simmered in a sauce with a special blend of chilies, spices, garlic and onions.

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Be sure to try their two new Chili Bean varieties! Kidney Beans in a Spicy Chili Sauce and Mixed Chili Beans in a Mild Chili Sauce. Super easy to make ahead of company, nobody knows beans better than BUSH’S. As a family-owned and operated company, Bush’s has been a part of the dinner table for more than 100 years. And this past weekend they were a part of our small chili gathering!

Black Bean Chili

In just 30 minutes, enjoy this delicious Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili!

With a hint of cinnamon and orange zest!

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Set it out with a jug of fresh, organic apple juice, a side salad, and cornbread muffins.

I promise … they will come!

It’s so easy! Just rab a bowl and serve yourself. Don’t forget the sour cream and fresh cilantro!

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

More chili recipes:

Cuban Black Bean Chicken Chili [RE], Bacon Pineapple Chili [RE], Classic Bean Chili [Brown Eyed Baker], Slow Cooker Lentil & Quinoa Chili [Aggie’s Kitchen], and Pumpkin Chili [TidyMom].

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Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili is a crowd-pleasing main dish with a kick of cinnamon and orange zest!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 sweet white onion, diced
  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into very small pieces
  • 3 15 oz. cans BUSH’S Black Beans in a Mild Chili Sauce (do not drain)
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 orange, zest
  • Sour cream, optional
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat the oil over medium high heat in a heavy, deep pot (I use my Le Creuset). Add the onion, cooking for 5 minutes.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and gently stir. Add the beans, tomatoes, and spices. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes or so, until the sweet potatoes are very soft.
  • Add fresh orange zest; stir.
  • Serve hot with sour cream and cilantro!
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