Thursday, January 8, 2015

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen

My new year started out with a bang! I was fortunate to get to share some healthy cooking with WGN TV on New Year's Day.  I made Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili from Super Seeds. This recipe is truly one of my favorites. It's quick to come together, it's nutritious, and it's really delicious. In case you didn't get to see it, I'm sharing the recipe here, too. Also, here's a link to my segment.

Super Seeds by Kim Lutz

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili (from Super Seeds: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Quinoa, Flax, Hemp & Amaranth)

Makes 6 Servings


1 tablespoon olive oil

3 medium onions, cut into medium dice (approximately 3 cups)

3 medium garlic cloves, minced

1 jalapeno pepper, ribs and seeds removed, minced

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into medium dice

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon salt

1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes (3 cups)

1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (or 1 ¾ cups cooked black beans)

1 cup prepared quinoa


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, and sweet potato. Saute approximately 5 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until heated through. 

    Happy Cooking!

    My new book,  Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.

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  1. Congrats on the WGN segment Kim - you were amazing on it! And this recipe... so up my alley - I must try!

    1. Thanks, Alisa! Here in the Midwest, it's been chilly to say the least, so this chili (pardon the pun!) has really warmed us up!