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Sweet Potato Spiced Chili

40 min


One-bowl / one-pot

This spiced chili is super hearty, comforting, filling and makes for the perfect weeknight meal. We always like to make a super huge batch as meal prep to then enjoy throughout the week. Topping like the avocado, lime, or yogurt really help to marry all the flavours together.



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The chilli

  • ½ Tbsp (7 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1
    red hot chili, minced (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp (8 g)
    ground cumin
  • ½ Tbsp (2 g)
    dried oregano
  • ½ Tbsp (3 g)
    paprika powder
  • ½ tsp
  • ¼ tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 3 cups (720 mL)
  • 3
    medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1
    medium sweet potato, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1½ cups (258 g)
    cooked black beans
  • 1½ cups (266 g)
    cooked red kidney beans
  • ¾ cup (124 g)
    canned corn


  • 1
    avocado, chopped
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt*
  • ¼ cup (4 g)
    fresh cilantro
  • ½
    lime, cut into wedges
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  1. Heat a large pot on medium-high heat with oil.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and chili pepper, and cook for 3 -5 minutes, or until lightly golden. Add splashes of water as needed to de-glaze the pan.
  3. Add the spices to the pot, and stir continuously for 30 - 60 seconds to toast the spices.
  4. Add the water, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. Cover, and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. To the pot, add the beans and corn, cover again and allow to simmer for an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve the chili while hot, add toppings, squeeze over some fresh lime juice, and enjoy!


  • * Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based yogurt that is fortified with calcium.


  • The chili can be stored separately from the toppings in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Grains & Starches 10%

medium sweet potato

Proteins 36%

cooked black beans

cooked red kidney beans

unsweetened soy yogurt

Fruits & Veggies 54%

medium onion

clove garlic

red hot chili

medium tomato

canned corn


fresh cilantro



unsweetened soy yogurt


vegetable oil


Nutrition info

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Shylo - April 20, 2022, 3:54 p.m.

I didn't have all the ingredients but made a version of this just using what I had and it still tasted very good. It was easy to make and I'll definitely be making it again! Thank you!

PUL Team - April 20, 2022, 6:57 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Shylo, thanks for taking the time to share!

Una - Feb. 28, 2022, 4:32 p.m.

Delicious and comforting, I made it today and loved it!

Clara - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:31 a.m.

One of my staples in the winter time ! I just mix it all together and then wait until it's done cooking. So easy !

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:16 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Clara 🥰

Kai - Feb. 27, 2022, 8:44 a.m.

Simple but nutritious and delicious recipe! Made a lot and froze individual servings for meal prep and I feel so rich knowing that they are in the freezer.

Just a quick question -- does the nutrition info include the toppings? Thanks!

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 6:58 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Kai, and love the meal prep! The nutrition information indeed includes the toppings for this one.

Daniela - Feb. 9, 2022, 3:01 p.m.

I'm new to cook vegan and this recipe made it so manageable. It's easy to follow and I got all the ingredients in one grocery shopping. Usually that something I struggle often because I live in a small town. So thank you for this yummy meal! Greetings from Austria

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2022, 8:23 p.m.

We appreciate this so much, Daniela, and so happy you enjoyed it. Hugs to Austria 🤗

Liz - Feb. 3, 2022, 7:36 p.m.

This has become one of our winter staples. My omni parter said he could eat it every day. It's so much tastier & quicker than other chili recipes I've tried.

I make it a little more pantry friendly by using fire roasted diced tomatoes in a can and frozen corn, and usually add some frozen spinach too. We like it a little thicker, so I only add 3 cups of water along with some Better than Bouillon for extra flavor. It's easy to keep all the ingredients on hand for a quick & delicious dinner (with leftovers!)

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

Hi Liz! Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with the chilli 😃 We're so glad it's being enjoyed!

AJ - Jan. 18, 2022, 7:52 p.m.

Yo this chilly watery asf...960ml then only 20 more mins of simmering?!

PUL Team - Jan. 19, 2022, 6:44 p.m.

Hey there, AJ, thanks for taking the time to share the feedback with us. It's so appreciated to help us improve! It works out to just under a cup of liquid per serving as some water evaporates or is absorbed as the chilli simmers. You're welcome to cook the chilli for longer, or add less water to start if a less liquidy chilli is desired. We'll take note of the feedback in the meantime, AJ, and hope this helps for now 😊

Peter - Jan. 20, 2022, 3:51 p.m.

well... you can simmer it longer if you like it less watery

Aditi - Jan. 14, 2022, 10:18 p.m.

I'm a student, and the dish is so easy and absolutely delicious! It has become one of my regulars!

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2022, 12:25 a.m.

So glad to hear, Aditi, and wishing you all the best with your studies 📚

Amy G - Nov. 7, 2021, 2:19 a.m.

This was an amazingly satisfying and delicious dish; it was even better with the yogurt and lime! It is one of the best chili dishes I’ve had. Thank you!

PUL Team - Nov. 7, 2021, 11:49 p.m.

Such a huge compliment, Amy, thank you!

Jasmina - Nov. 5, 2021, 6:04 p.m.

Super delicious!
Thank you so much for your efforts!

Chimeg - Oct. 23, 2021, 12:18 p.m.

Love your recipes and your vlog. Thanks a lot!
I’ve always wanted to ask. Which vegetable oil do you use/ recommend? My husband thinks any vegetable oil is bad and we only buy olive oil but there was a film about how most brands of olive oil including Bertolli is not 100% olive oil. So I’m torn now. Please advice 🙏

PUL Team - Oct. 25, 2021, 2:49 a.m.

Hi there, Chimeg, thanks for the kind words question. There are many different types of oil and it can be confusing with all of the mixed messages out there! We tend to gravitate more towards olive or coconut oil, although it depends on the recipe. If you haven't already seen and are interested, we talk about our philosophy and recommendations for fats and oils more in our article here:… 😊

Liz - Sept. 23, 2021, 5:38 a.m.

Made this tonight, because it was suddenly chilly & rainy out, and I had the majority of the ingredients. Even with a few things missing, it was delicious! I liked this better than another chili recipe I have that takes way more time to make.

I can't wait to try the leftovers, and I'm excited to make it again when I have all the trimmings to make it even better.

PUL Team - Sept. 24, 2021, 6:56 p.m.

Mmm we love chilli on rainy days! So happy the recipe was enjoyed, Liz 🤗

Mandi - Sept. 15, 2021, 12:13 a.m.

I made this tonight and it was delicious! We added cashew queso I had premade. Just wish I had some avocado to serve with it. Thanks for the great recipes. Keep them coming!

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2021, 2:08 a.m.

Mmm cashew queso sounds delicious! Thank you, Mandi 😃

Clare - Sept. 14, 2021, 8:13 p.m.

For anyone who wants to give this recipe a go, I would definetly recommend to add the avocado and yoghurt as toppings! They really complement the dish rather nicely.

Olivia - Sept. 6, 2021, 11:16 p.m.

I'm pulling a Julia Julia and doing every one of your recipes this year. I've made five in the past two weeks and they've all been AMAZING. Please never stop all you do! :)

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2021, 1:48 a.m.

Aw this means so much, Olivia! Thank you for being here and supporting PUL ☺️🌻

Aisling - Aug. 1, 2021, 8:34 p.m.

Absolutely delicious! The avocado and youghurt toppings take it to another level......will definitely be making it again

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 5:51 a.m.

Woohoo! So glad you enjoyed this one, Aisling :D

Natalia - July 29, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

I tried this today but felt it needed a bit of a flavour boost so I added some sun-dried tomatoes and a vegetable stock cube and it came out amazing! Thank you for the inspiration!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 11:24 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed the chilli, Natalia, we find that adding some toppings really brings out the flavour of this one ☺️

Shannon Jochetz - July 24, 2021, 6:37 p.m.

This looks fabulous!

Gillian - July 11, 2021, 9:47 a.m.

This chili is AMAZING. I’ve made it multiple times. So hearty, delicious, nutritious. It freezes well too so good for sticking some away for when you need a quick dinner to heat up.

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 4:28 a.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Gillian, it's so appreciated!

Evelina V - July 9, 2021, 1:28 p.m.

If you like chilli 🌶 you have to try this. It's mega extra delicious 🤤 And the toppings should not be missed. Thank you Sadia and the team for sharing

Caro - July 8, 2021, 8:39 p.m.

This is seriously the best thing I've ever made. I tried it about 3 months ago and have eaten it at least once a week since then. Thank you so much for this recipe!

Bela - June 5, 2021, 9:28 p.m.

Thank you for this recipe! Tried it out today. It's super delicious!

PUL Team - June 6, 2021, 3:27 a.m.

So glad to hear, Bela, thank you ✨🤗

Suzy - April 6, 2021, 3:07 p.m.

I love the presentation of this recipe! Beautiful! Classic PUL :D

PUL Team - April 7, 2021, 3:28 a.m.

You're too kind, Suzy! Thank you 😀