Sweet Potato & Beans Chili
This vegetarian chili is easy, healthy, cheap, and delicious – My favorite combo!
The sweet potato contains ton of fiber, potassium, vitamins A, C & magnesium, just to mention a few. Kale and spinach contains calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamin A & C. (Remember Popeye!) The beans also contain protein, iron, zinc, magnesium, & ton of vitamins, so you are not missing out on protein or nutrition without meat.You can use as much or little spinach or kale as you want. You can also add other veggies of your choice, especially the ones hanging around in your fridge, about to go bad. It saves money and space and no waste. Woohoo!
You can also use any kind of organic canned beans.They are affordable and convenient, but make sure to rinse and drain them several times.
The spices are not only exotic and flavorful, but a good substitute for salt.
As always, I recommend buying organic food as much as possible.
You can make a big batch of this chili and freeze it and use it for another meal on those busy, tiring, crazy, ready to scream weeknights.
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil (evoo)
2 medium large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 habanero or jalapeño, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons chili powder
4 teaspoons ground cumin
¼ teaspoon sea or kosher salt
1 (15-ounce) can organic black beans, rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can organic kidney beans, rinsed
2 cups water
2 (14-ounce) can organic diced tomatoes
1 cup or more of organic baby spinach
1 cup of organic kale of any kind
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro or Italian parsley
Organic frozen corn (optional)
Avocados chopped (optional)
Hot sauce (optional)
Greens such as organic arugula or shredded lettuce
Red or yellow onions, chopped
Tomatoes (organic) chopped
Heat olive oil in a deep pot over medium high heat.
Add the onions, sweet potatoes, and cook until onion becomes translucent.
Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, diced habanero or jalapeno, and salt. Stir and cook for a few minutes.
Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the beans and tomatoes, spinach, kale, & corn. Simmer on low for a few more minutes and then serve with your choice of toppings and sides.
While you are enjoying this tasty chili, it is making your whole body stronger and healthier, and saving you lots of money. Love it!