Smokey Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
By :Jill Nussinow
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Votes: 23
Rating: 4.57
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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Vegan & Vegetarian
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beans, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 onions finely diced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 red bell peppers chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder or 1 chipotle chili, chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 1/2 cups broth or water
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch dice
  • 2 cups black beans soaked overnight or quick soaked and drained
  • 3 cups tomatoes finely chopped fresh or canned, 28 ouncecan
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • cilantro chopped for garnish
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Vegan & Vegetarian
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beans, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 onions finely diced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 red bell peppers chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder or 1 chipotle chili, chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 1/2 cups broth or water
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch dice
  • 2 cups black beans soaked overnight or quick soaked and drained
  • 3 cups tomatoes finely chopped fresh or canned, 28 ouncecan
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • cilantro chopped for garnish
Votes: 23
Rating: 4.57
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Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in the Instant Pot on Sauté. Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, red peppers and spices and cook another 2 minutes. Turn off sauté. Add the water and stir to be sure that none of the spices are stuck on the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes and black beans. Lock the lid in place and set your Instant Pot to cook on Manual at high pressure for 8 minutes. When 8 minutes is up let the pressure come down naturally, which takes about 10 minutes or longer.
  4. When the pressure is down, remove the lid tilting it away from you.
  5. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and salt. Cook on low sauté about 5 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down into a sauce.
  6. Remove the whole chipotle pepper if you used it. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  7. Serve over rice, or other grain, garnished with cilantro. Enjoy!
22 replies
  1. Jo1944
    Jo1944 says:

    I am a meat lover, but this chili is very tastey. I didnt have chipotle poweder so i used one canned chipotle with adobo sauce. Next time i make it i will add a tbsp.of cocoa powder

  2. JoelLohr
    JoelLohr says:

    Loved it! But 5 minutes prep time is unrealistic. With all the veggies to cut up, unless you are a chef, expect 10 to 15 minutes prep at least!

  3. Txb123130
    Txb123130 says:

    This chili is amazing to not have any meat in it, will certainly make again. Prep time is at least 30 min however.

  4. Emmanuel
    Emmanuel says:

    Really nice and easy. Plan for 45 minutes total : prep 8, saute 5, warm up 8, pressure 8, cool down 10, and saute 5 at end.
    We added some ground black pepper, hot paprika ans salt. We substituted the sweet potatoes for baby gold potatoes. Really nice… son loved it. Thank you!

  5. Cmaloney14
    Cmaloney14 says:

    I made this today and it is very good. However, it took me about 30 minutes to chop all of the ingredients. If you have good chopping skills, it will probably take less time. Also, the amount of chopped food was too big to fit into the IP Duo Mini. I ended up having to cook all of the food in two batches. I will make this recipe again, but will cut the recipe in half.

  6. SewCanHe!
    SewCanHe! says:

    Very tasty and hearty. Have made other chilis; this is my favorite. As others commented, prep time is more like 15 than 5 unless you have an automatic veggie dicer. Fresh chipolte a bit hard to find so I used dried, whole, chopped and seeded.

  7. Isaplan
    Isaplan says:

    This was amazing and so easy to make. My kids loved it and it will stay as a chili dish in our house. I love the sweetness that the sweet potatoes gave, and also the richness.

  8. InstantJake
    InstantJake says:

    Excellent tasting vegan chili! Although it took 30 minutes on high to get the beans cooked until soft enough not 8 :-/

  9. Reidmegan
    Reidmegan says:

    Excellent! First time using my instant pot and this was such a great receipe to use. Has great tast! I added a little more spice to make it a bit more spicy. Will be making again!

  10. Gramma Buck
    Gramma Buck says:

    I am not a vegan however, this recipe looks very intriguing. I’m glad that I tried it because it was delicious

  11. djkittycat
    djkittycat says:

    Wow this makes a lot! It was at the 2/3 mark of my 6 qt pot before the pressure stage. When it was finished it was quite bland. Maybe I should have used a chipotle in adobo sauce instead of the powder but with such quantity I wonder if that would be enough. I appreciate that I now have a lot of meals in my freezer but I’ll have to add hot sauce upon serving.

  12. letsgomets
    letsgomets says:

    Wasn’t sure about sweet potatoes in a chile but it turned out pretty good. Used two whole chipolte peppers with ends cut off; unclear whether or not to sclice up peppers since directions say to take out the “whole” pepper after cooked. This would be hard to do if sliced! Also used 3 cups vs 2 of black beans. Four stars till next time and i figure out whats missing.

  13. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth says:

    This was delicious. Instead of chipotle chili powder I used smoked paprika and instead of the chipotle I used a small jalapeno. Also an additional can of beans and a splash of red wine vinegar at the end. Served with sour cream and cut up avocado.

  14. James81
    James81 says:

    Says to cook on manual, my pot doesn’t have manual. Mentions serving over rice, but only at the end so I also had to make rice, lucky I had some around. Prep was way, way, WAY more than 5 minutes. Had to use canned red kidney beans insteads of dried black beans. An “easy” level recipe should have instructions for substituting canned beans since that’s the easiest thing to do!

  15. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi James,

    If your unit does not have Manual, use the “Pressure Cook” button as they are interchangeable.

  16. DPRANG
    DPRANG says:

    Delicious! Used liquid smoke and a smokey chipotle BBQ sauce instead of actual pepper, and added celery and carrots. Great!

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