Love chili? Here is a unique twist on the stand by chili and I love it. In fact, my daughter doesn't like chili but she loved this one. Another recipe she took with her when she moved from home. I think also because its so quick and easy!
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Cook Time||15 minutes|
- 1-2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large sweet potato diced into cubes
- 1 12 oz can cooked red kidney beans drained/rinsed
- 1 12 oz can cooked lentils drained/rinsed
- 1 6 oz can tomato paste organic
- 2 Tbs dark chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life Brand which is dairy gluten and soy free)
- 2 Tbs chili powder use less if you like your chili mild
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 bay leaf optional
- Can also add 1 chopped carrot 1-2 chopped celery when cooking the onions and pepper.
- in Also can add chopped kale corn or tomatoes chunks when addingthe sweet potatoes.
- Prep your ingredients.
- In a large pot, over high heat, add the olive oil. When hot, add in onion and pepper. Saute for a few minutes until onions become translucent.
- Add in the sweet potato, bay leaf and veggie broth. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until broth is absorbed and sweet potatoes are tender.
- Once sweet potatoes are cooked, add in the lentils, beans, chili powder, chocolate chips, tomato paste and optional corn. Simmer over medium until the flavors melt together and the chili thickens. Reduce to lowest heat setting and allow to simmer until ready to serve. If your chili is quite thick, cover with lid to keep in moisture. If its thin, simmer uncovered to thicken.
- Taste test and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve warm with avocado and other optional garnish like cilantro.
- When I first made this recipe, I added one chopped carrot and 2 stalks of chopped celery to the onions. I did not add the red pepper.
- I also miscalculated my veggie broth and instead of adding 4 cups of broth I accidentally added 8 cups. So I added two more cans of beans (one chili bean mix and a can of black beans). I added the full 2 Tbs of the chili pepper and added 2 bay leaves instead of one. I then allowed the chili to cook down a little to thicken it. My family loved it!