Soups & Salads

Lentil, Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili

Lentil, Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili

Vegan Friendly Recipe

Difficulty Easy
Serves 8-10
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Ingredients
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
½ cup vegetable broth for sautéing
4-5 cups water or vegetable broth
1 16 oz bag uncooked lentils
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
½ teaspoon ground black pepper (or more to taste)
2 15 oz cans cooked black beans, rinsed
2 large sweet potatoes, chopped into bite-sized pieces
2 cups frozen corn
2 teaspoons chili powder (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon of paprika
Lime wedges for garnish (optional)
Chopped avocado for garnish (optional)
Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)

Notes

Recipe and photo courtesy of Nancy MS., Ordinary Vegan

Directions

  1. Heat ½ cup of vegetable broth in large saucepan. Add chopped onions and sauté until they become soft and translucent.; about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes and 4 cups of water or vegetable broth. Add lentils and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook on low for approximately 20 minutes adding more broth or water if necessary. The lentils should be almost cooked.
  3. Add cooked black beans and sweet potatoes. Add more broth if needed. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until sweet potato is soft. Add frozen corn and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Taste and season with more salt, pepper and chili powder if needed.
  5. Serve in large bowl and top with avocado, lime wedges or fresh cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips and hot sauce.
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