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Sweet Potato Spiced Chili

50 min


One-bowl / one-pot

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



50 min


10 min


40 min

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The chilli

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp (8 g)
    chili powder, or less for less spicy
  • 2 tsp (2 g)
    dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp (33 g)
    tomato paste
  • 3 cups (720 mL)
    canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups (480 mL)
  • 1½ cups (258 g)
    cooked black beans
  • 1½ cups (266 g)
    cooked kidney beans
  • 1½ cups (270 g)
    cooked brown lentils
  • 2
    vegetable bouillon cubes, crushed
  • 1
    large sweet potato, finely chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup (123 g)
    canned corn

Recommended toppings

  • 1
    avocado, chopped
  • ¼ cup (51 g)
  • ½ cup (120 g)
    vegan sour cream
  • 1
    jalapeño, sliced

Optional garnishes

  • fresh cilantro
  • lime slice
  • tortilla chips

Make your own


  1. To a large pot on high heat, add the oil and onion and cook until golden.
  2. Then add the garlic and spices* and cook while stirring for another 1 - 2 minutes more.
  3. Add a bit more oil followed by tomato paste. Cook to toast for 1 more minute, stirring throughout.
  4. Deglaze the pot by adding in the crushed tomatoes, water, beans, lentils, crushed bouillon cubes, sweet potato, and bell pepper.
  5. Bring everything to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook partially covered for 30 minutes. Stir every 5 - 10 minutes.
  6. If a thicker consistency is desired, remove the lid and cook uncovered for several more minutes. Stir in the corn in the last few minutes before serving.
  7. Serve, add your desired toppings, and enjoy!


  • * This chili is spicy. Consider using a mild chili powder, or add less chili powder to start if you're spice adverse (especially if living in Europe where chili powders tend to be spicier). You can always taste test and add more later.


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Portion out and keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Grains & Starches 11%

large sweet potato

Proteins 37%

cooked black beans

cooked kidney beans

cooked brown lentils

vegan sour cream

Fruits & Veggies 52%

large onion

clove garlic

tomato paste

canned crushed tomatoes

red bell pepper

canned corn


pickled red onions


No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil


Nutrition info

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Karen Hill - June 5, 2024, 8:12 p.m.

Really tasty - made the recipe for 6 so I could freeze - used half tbsp of extra hot chilli powder and it is just right for me.

Fatty Girl - May 26, 2024, 1:48 p.m.

This was really tasty! I did have to add some chillies to increase the spiciness (I'm Indian 😂)

Abigail - May 16, 2024, 7:29 p.m.

Do the lentils really need to be cooked first separately or can they be included in the 30 minute cook time with the other ingredients? Or will they not cook properly along with everything else?

PUL Team - May 17, 2024, 9:37 p.m.

Hi Abigail, great question! Typically, dry lentils do cook within 20-30 minutes, but when acidic ingredients like tomatoes are present, the cooking time can be longer because the acid affects how the lentils soften.

If you'd prefer to use dry lentils, I'd recommend cooking the lentils separately first. Just boil them in water for about 20-30 minutes until they're tender. Then, add these cooked lentils to your chili pot when you add the beans. This way, your lentils will be perfectly cooked, and your chili won't need extra cooking time. As a headsup, 1 cup of dry lentils usually makes about 2½ cups when cooked. So, for this recipe that calls for 1½ cups of cooked lentils, you'd need to use about ⅔ cup of dry lentils. I hope this helps!

Floortje Washington - April 28, 2024, 7:36 p.m.

Really tasty! Ive made it several times and always comes out great. My only question is the cooking time. 30 minutes is never enough for me, I always need to cook it for at least 45 minutes to cook through the potatoes.

PUL Team - April 30, 2024, 6:55 p.m.

Hey there, Floortje, thanks for sharing your experience with the chili! In case it helps, chopping the potato more finely or turning up the heat a touch can help it cook quicker. So glad to hear you're enjoying the chili! 😊

Sandra - April 25, 2024, 8:41 p.m.

Great recipe! Absolutely delicious. We topped it with Feta.

H. M. - April 24, 2024, 5:50 p.m.

This chili is easily one of my favorite recipes. The sweet potato really is the perfect addition, and the spice blend is on point. I often struggle with protein intake and this recipe is a delicious and easy way to incorporate more into my diet. Absolutely love!

PUL Team - April 24, 2024, 7:59 p.m.

Yayy so glad that the chili is being enjoyed, H. M! We've excited to share more delicious adventures together 💛

Laura - April 15, 2024, 8:15 p.m.

Absolutely amazing! Added spice a bit more generously than the recipe said. It hit my chili-craving spot perfectly and makes even a huge batch!

PUL Team - April 16, 2024, 10:27 p.m.

Woohoo! So glad that the chili was enjoyed, Laura 😊

Anett - April 12, 2024, 3:51 p.m.

Delicious 😊

Sandra Hendrickx - April 11, 2024, 3:24 p.m.

Really tasty and the combination of ingredients is amazing. For me personally, I'd like it to be a little bit heavier on the spices, so that's what I'll be doing next time. Thanks for this lovely recipe!

Marija - April 2, 2024, 2:26 p.m.

Absolutely amazing dish, my entire family enjoyed it!

Ella - March 31, 2024, 5:44 p.m.

Absolutely amazing! Approved by my annoying Brazilian family, in my journey to make them experience more than rice and beans -- and meat! Thank you!

Cindy - March 24, 2024, 8:38 p.m.

A winner!

Hannah - March 22, 2024, 7:38 p.m.

SO tasty! This is not the last time I make this, this is a keeper.

Katka - Feb. 25, 2024, 2:23 p.m.

Delicious 😉

Jess - Feb. 18, 2024, 8:37 p.m.


Ewelina - Feb. 18, 2024, 2:35 p.m.

The dish is very tasty and I make it often. Thank you very much.

I find it very strange that noone mentioned in comments that sweet potato doesn't cook to tenderness in canned tomatoes. The acidity stops the potato from cooking. I boil it separately in water before adding it to the rest of the ingredients.

Zarah - Feb. 15, 2024, 1:04 p.m.

Super yummy and comforting! The portion sizes are very generous and we had a lot of leftovers- perfect for taking to work for the next few days. Thank you so much!

PUL Team - Feb. 15, 2024, 4:43 p.m.

So happy to hear the chili was enjoyed, Zarah, thank you! 😊

Courtney Palmer - Feb. 4, 2024, 6:57 p.m.

Best chilli EVER.

Alifiyah H - Feb. 2, 2024, 8:04 a.m.

It’s amazing! I make a lot and freeze, it’s absolutely delicious

Lauren - Feb. 1, 2024, 7:27 p.m.

I’m obsessed with this recipe! My children love it so much- perfect amount of spiciness and so much flavor. I make it almost every week now.

Liesbeth - Jan. 31, 2024, 10:59 p.m.

Have made this several times already and it's so delicious! Freezes great as well. Love to have it with rice or in a wrap, with some avocado & greek style soy yoghurt 😍

Michelle Roy - Jan. 31, 2024, 6:10 p.m.

I just made this chili for chili day at work and it got great reviews. A bunch of my coworkers were asking for this recipe and the pickled red onion recipe! ☺️

PUL Team - Feb. 1, 2024, 12:23 a.m.

Aw how kind of you to make it for chili day, Michelle! We're so happy that it was enjoyed ☺️

Zahra Patel - Jan. 30, 2024, 7:06 p.m.

Delicious, easy, and healthy - my go to weekly recipe

Anežka - Jan. 30, 2024, 7:59 a.m.

I've already made this recipe twice, because after the first time I'd made it I then craved the delicious taste for the next two weeks! :)
I switched up or left out some ingredients, that I didn't have at home, different each time I've cooked this, but it still tasted amazing at the end.
Thank you so much for this website, it is now a go to place for simple, quick and tasty recipes for me, eventhough I'm not a vegan.

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2024, 7:12 a.m.

Aw thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your experience with the chili, Anežka! We're so honoured to be welcomed on your journey with foods too ☺️

Ma - Jan. 29, 2024, 6:39 p.m.

The recite was very tastefull

Michelle - Jan. 28, 2024, 11:47 p.m.

This recipe was incredible!

Sibylle - Jan. 20, 2024, 7:34 p.m.

I love it!

kylara <3 - Jan. 3, 2024, 4:43 a.m.

One of my favorite dishes EVER. My family and friends I’ve shared this with always request it and I feel like I can make it with my eyes closed. So yummy and I’ve tricked myself into eating more beans! Thank you PUL!

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2024, 12:13 a.m.

Woop woop! We're so thrilled to hear that the chili is being enjoyed, Kylara. Thank YOU 🥰✨

Aga Bl - Dec. 30, 2023, 11:27 p.m.

Fantastic ! Easy to make , super easy to eat 😋 Dissappeared within seconds 😊

maryna - Dec. 27, 2023, 5:02 p.m.

Easy to make and very delicious! I added some vegan mince and it was awesome :)

Nicole - Dec. 25, 2023, 6:39 p.m.

Tastes great! My husband (ever the meat eater) almost didn’t believe it’s a vegan recipe - that’s a compliment!

PUL Team - Dec. 26, 2023, 3:41 p.m.

I love it when they don't feel like anything is missing, a huge compliment! Thanks so much for sharing, Nicole!

Tomas - Dec. 8, 2023, 6:18 p.m.

This was easy to make and quite tasteful. We used pumpkin instead of sweet potato and this was nice.

Jagyoseni - Dec. 6, 2023, 4:10 a.m.

How do we calculate what grams is per serving please? The recipe says it is 596 Kcal per serving. How much of the chilli equals to 596 kcal? Is there an easier way to calculate this with each recipe?

PUL Team - Dec. 8, 2023, 5:38 a.m.

Hey there, Jagyoseni, one reason we don't include grams specifically is it can often vary. For example, it may be more if vegetables are larger or less if a dish simmers for longer and liquid evaporates. If we had to estimate, a serving of this chili may be around 680 grams including the toppings 😊

Elizabeth MacDonell - Dec. 2, 2023, 10:38 p.m.

This has been my go-to chili recipe since it was posted on your website. It is easy to scale down the salt, because my husband needs to eat low sodium, by making sure I get the low/no salt versions of everything. And it's so easy to keep the ingredients on hand for basically whenever- it's basic canned ingredients and pantry staples that last ages.

PUL Team - Dec. 3, 2023, 6:52 p.m.

Awe we’re so happy that the chili has been enjoyed for so long, Elizabeth! Hugs to you and your husband 🤗

Alma Lazari - Nov. 30, 2023, 9:28 p.m.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The combination with the avocado and the sour cream in the end is a dream!

PUL Team - Dec. 1, 2023, 1:31 a.m.

Thank YOU, Alma! 😃

Tristan - Nov. 28, 2023, 5:47 p.m.

One of my favourites recipes that make everyone agree

Ina - Nov. 24, 2023, 5:16 p.m.

This is divine! I don't know how I lived without it <3

Amy G. - Nov. 3, 2023, 7:01 p.m.

Love this recipe! I didn't have enough beans at home, so I added some chickpeas instead, and it turned out to be so delicious 🤤 Now I have a bunch of ideas what to swap or add. Thank you for making me more confident and adventurous in the kitchen! 🤗

PUL Team - Nov. 5, 2023, 9:30 p.m.

Thank YOU for welcoming us into your kitchen, Amy, and for trusting our recipes! So glad you enjoyed this one 😄

Saranya G - Oct. 31, 2023, 1:26 a.m.

Such beautiful recipe! Was perfect for the fall weather. The smoked paprika powder is magic!!

Olga - Oct. 28, 2023, 5:55 p.m.

That is sooo tasty! I’m making it every week and everyone loves it:)

Liesbet - Oct. 25, 2023, 7:22 p.m.

Would have never thought of adding pickled onions but wow it really elevates the dish! Very tasty dish overall, exactly the comfort I needed on a chilly, rainy day

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2023, 12:04 a.m.

Oh we're so thrilled that the recipe was enjoyed, Liesbet! Chili on a rainy day is the best 🥰

Iveta - Oct. 13, 2023, 12:50 p.m.

Great receipt again!!! I also added tofu and ate it with rice. Tastes amazing 🌸

David M. - Oct. 8, 2023, 4:50 a.m.

I’m new to vegan recipes. I love the wonderful flavors and ingredients in this recipe. 

Maha - Sept. 27, 2023, 9:54 p.m.

Made this today ! Was deliciiiiious ! My partner added some rice (because he eats so much ^^’). I will totally do it again ! Wish I could post a pic of the dish in the comment section

PUL Team - Sept. 27, 2023, 10:17 p.m.

We're so thrilled to hear the chili was enjoyed, Maha! We've noted down the feedback for adding pictures to the comment section as well. In the meantime, we'd love to see your creations on Instagram with the tag #pickuplimes or @pickuplimes. You can also join our PUL App discord to share pictures. If you'd like to join, send us an email to [email protected] 🤗

delia munteanu - Sept. 17, 2023, 9:14 p.m.

Very good! I do miss some salt in it.

Hetal - Sept. 14, 2023, 1:58 a.m.

Have made it 4 times already. Comes out great every time . Best vegetarian chili recipe I have ever found.

Anna - Sept. 4, 2023, 3:27 p.m.

The best vegetarian chili I have ever had! Perfect consistency

Tina H - Sept. 4, 2023, 2:57 a.m.

Really tasty even though I didn’t have all the ingredients! I didn’t have sweet potatoes or kidney beans so I added a half cup of bulgur and a bit more water during cooking. Topped it as shown including the pickled onions. Perfect for the rainy day today!

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2023, 6:11 a.m.

Thanks for sharing the substitutions, Tina! We're so glad the chili was enjoyed 🤩

Tina Simpson - Aug. 27, 2023, 7:55 p.m.

Makes plenty for leftovers or meal prepping! Delicious and filling too!

Thamarrah Jones - Aug. 20, 2023, 11:57 p.m.

Loved it! I’m working towards transitioning to a primarily plant based diet and this was my first try with a recipe using this app. Great first pick. Definitely lifting my confidence on my ability to do this!

PUL Team - Aug. 21, 2023, 4:50 a.m.

Thank you for letting PUL be part of your journey with plant foods, Thamarrah! We're so happy the chili was enjoyed, and hope you continue to enjoy the app 😎🌱

Sabrina - Aug. 15, 2023, 1:49 p.m.

I really love this recipe. Very healthy and hardy! Great for the freezer as well!

Kelsi - July 19, 2023, 10:26 p.m.

My second time making this recipe and this dish is so beautiful. I love all the flavors I really wouldn’t skip the lime and cilantro. I really enjoy eating this for lunch it’s easy and filling. I made cornbread with mine, I’m also not a vegan or on a plant based diet I just like eating food that makes my body feel good and this is great.

PUL Team - July 24, 2023, 5:04 p.m.

Mmm cornbread is a delicious pairing idea. Love eating food that makes us feel good 🥰

Anna - July 12, 2023, 6:10 a.m.

Great chilli. Great way to use up things in the fridge and the flavor is amazing.

Sandra Pabon - July 11, 2023, 10:33 p.m.

Delicious healthy chili!
Definitely making again!

Alex E - July 10, 2023, 7:55 p.m.

My absolute favorite

Diana - July 7, 2023, 2:46 a.m.

Highly enjoyed!

Joy Daems - July 3, 2023, 6:09 p.m.

Very easy to make and it taste delicious!!

Danie Smittle - June 6, 2023, 1:19 a.m.

I do wish it was a bit soupier. I guess I would just add more water to this recipes.
Other than that, Delicious!

Lauren - June 5, 2023, 11:23 a.m.

I really liked this recipe! The lentils really help getting that texture that I am used to from non vegetarian chili! Made a bunch for the freezer for lazy days too.

Rameen - June 3, 2023, 11:02 p.m.

This was so incredibly delicious! This is a dish that I just couldn’t get enough of. The toppings tied everything so well together. Paired it with garlic naan! Yum!

PUL Team - June 5, 2023, 6:01 a.m.

Awe thanks a bunch, Rameen! :D

Ivy - May 25, 2023, 4:06 a.m.

I also added fried mushrooms for a meat substitute! Love it

Danielle - May 8, 2023, 1:35 a.m.

Loved the spice! My husband accidently added more chili powder than was recommended. Haha. He's not a huge fan of beans so we replaced them with lentils. I've never had chili with a sweet potato, and we both really liked it. Turned out great! Toppings we added were avocado, coconut yogurt, and jalapeno. Sending our love from California!

PUL Team - May 8, 2023, 9:02 p.m.

Ooo we appreciate it so much, Danielle! Hugs to California 🤗

Sorrell - May 4, 2023, 5:01 a.m.

The best Chili I’ve ever made! Thank you for an awesome recipe 🤩

Hayden - May 4, 2023, 4:41 a.m.

This was the first recipe I tried from Pick Up Limes and it definitely did not disappoint! I made it in an attempt to convince my family that vegan food can be just as tasty (if not more so) than non-vegan food...and I think I was successful! So flavorful and comforting, the perfect cold weather dinner. If you live in the US, I recommend adding a bit of cayenne pepper to add some of the spice our chili powders lack.

PUL Team - May 4, 2023, 9:05 p.m.

Woop woop! We're so thrilled to hear, Hayden, it means so much 🤗

Letty - May 1, 2023, 2:09 a.m.

I didn’t think that adding sweet potatoe to a chilli would taste so good!! My husband doesn’t like black eyed peas so I substituted for pinto beans. It worked well. I’m taking it for his and my lunch this week.

PUL Team - May 1, 2023, 5:22 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience, Letty! 😃

AS - April 21, 2023, 9:17 p.m.

Amazing! I am a meat eater and I rarely think vegetarian food is as satisfying. I love this though.

Cisca - April 20, 2023, 3:14 p.m.

Can not wait for full blown winter here in the South of the World. Today is the perfect day for this chilly. 2nd time I am making this. Again it is delicious and the warm comfort it gives on a rainy windy day.

Another staple in my home. For the love 💘of great food.

PUL Team - April 22, 2023, 6:13 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe, Cisca! Chili on cold days is so comforting 🤩

Vivien - April 15, 2023, 2:03 p.m.

I made this recipe yesterday and it was so delicious!! It was my firt onepot meal that I made and my mom also said it was really delicious. I am from Slovakia and my family cooks very different meals and always the same so I’ve decided to cook for myself some time ago and I’m really happy I can learn from PUL. Thank you so much!!!

PUL Team - April 15, 2023, 10:31 p.m.

Awe so happy to hear, Vivien, thank you! Hugs to Slovakia 🤗

Priyansha - April 6, 2023, 9:02 p.m.

This is the first PUL recipe I tried out and I love it! It was easy to make and so very healthy! I maintain a calorie deficit and this recipe fits perfectly into my meal plans. I didn’t have all the ingredients, so I used substitutions — such as chicken broth instead of veg boullion cubes. I also added some shredded chicken to it. I loved the recipe and I will definitely make it again!

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Laura - April 3, 2023, 6:35 p.m.

Love it, cooking it today for the second time. It is awesome for nights where I crave tortilla chips, at the same time there's something healthy :) Thanks team!

PUL Team - April 3, 2023, 7:16 p.m.

So happy to hear, Laura, thank you!

Daniella - March 26, 2023, 10:46 p.m.

Turned out amazing 🤩 delicious healthy comforting food! I added to mine quinoa and the combination is great for even more filling meal!

PUL Team - March 26, 2023, 11:13 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Daniella, thank you!

Daniella - March 29, 2023, 12:13 p.m.

I take my words back! No need for any additions😘👌

Carolina - March 22, 2023, 2:28 a.m.

Loved it !!! Thank you for your amazing recipes and all the love you put into them! Really enjoyed this comforting chili:)

Prahlad - March 20, 2023, 9:02 p.m.

Hey Sadia,

I've followed the Youtube channel for years now, its been great to see the journey as well as enjoy the recipe and life tips that you share so simply! But I just had to leave a comment on this recipe. I cannot think of another dish that is so nourishing and wholesome(two words that suit Pick Up Limes as a whole :P) and yet bursting with so much flavor. This is fast becoming a staple at home, even the kids can't get enough! And its so versatile, can go with tacos/burritos and with so many different toppings. Keep up the great work and thank you so much for everything so far.

PUL Team - March 20, 2023, 11:14 p.m.

Awe thank you so much for helping make our community so special, Prahlad! We're so happy the content is being enjoyed - even by the little ones 🥰

Helena - March 12, 2023, 10:13 p.m.

One of the most delicious dishes we've cooked recently at home! We ate the leftovers in tacos with some avocado and vegan creme frâiche and it was amazing! :)

PUL Team - March 13, 2023, 6 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Helena, thank you!

Momo - March 9, 2023, 8:55 a.m.

Perfect for a new years eve gathering! Everyone love it!

H - March 7, 2023, 10:41 p.m.

Superb and delicious! And huge portion Ihihi

Samantha - March 6, 2023, 6:33 p.m.

I have been vegetarian for 3 years, trying to find the perfect balance in my meals is my favorite part. Let me just say your recipes are a GAME CHANGER
- the beautiful sweet, savory, spicy chili is so perfect and delicious♥️
The craziest part, my mother who is not vegetarian or vegan loves it just as much as I did, and didn’t even miss the meat.
Thanks so much for your amazing meal ideas & health tips

PUL Team - March 7, 2023, 2:34 p.m.

Oh, Samantha, your kind words and support mean so much! So glad the recipes and other PUL content are being enjoyed 🤗

Athina - Feb. 28, 2023, 3:05 p.m.

Love this dish, so rich and wholesome!

Amy - Feb. 27, 2023, 10 p.m.

This chilli was delicious!! I ate it at home this time, but am looking forward to taking it on camping trips in the future!

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2023, 7:25 a.m.

Mmm what a delicious addition to camping trips! Thank you, Amy 😃

Raphael - Feb. 26, 2023, 7:11 p.m.

Had to leave a comment on this chili. It is indeed really rich in flavours and so much fun to make, in particular sautéing the spices.
Instead of using ground cumin which I react to quite a bit I used a pumpkin spice mix with cinnamon, nutmeg, mustard seeds etc., instead of oregano I used savory and instead of sweet potatoes I used potatoes.
I really appreciate that the recipes can be adapted and are really flexible and that you often mention alternative ingredients. It helps to also think of alternatives instead of shopping more special ingredients that just sit in the pantry for ages.
Thank you guys!

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 10:24 p.m.

Mmm these modifications sound delicious, Raphael - thank you for taking the time to share! It means so much☺️

Celina - Feb. 22, 2023, 3:11 p.m.

A new recipe for the list of favorites! This is so absolutely delicious. This recipe also inspired me to make pickled red onions for the first time and I love them so much. I definetely recommend adding all the toppings, they really transform this recipe from great to divine :-)

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2023, 12:42 a.m.

Hey Celina, we appreciate the kind words and glowing feedback so much! Pickled red onions are a game changer 😎

Klara - Feb. 20, 2023, 7:51 p.m.

Absolutely delicious! This one just became one of our families favorites :)

Christina - Feb. 14, 2023, 6:38 p.m.

A NEW FAVORITE! Will be making this for Chili Cook OFF at work.

Jules (she/her) - Feb. 14, 2023, 9:08 a.m.

Good Morning!
I have been following your Youtube account for a while, and am ALWAYS left with a "blissed" feeling watching them, although I'm pretty sure this sounds rather weird. But the overall combination of the visuals in combination with the background music and the way you're narrating throughout the's just pure joy and something I'm looking forward to in the next videos.
Anyway...THIS recipe...WOAH! At first I was sceptical about the variety of spices. But once it was done, and I added corn chips, avocado, and sour cream (we are not a vegan household, but now want to concentrate on a nutrition that is more balanced and includes lots of veggies - since I wasn't able to eat them the way I wanted to in the past for several reasons..) - OMG! This way pure magic out of a pot! It probably helped that I made this during one of the darkest weeks in January, and it spread so much warmth and coziness and is just SOOOO darn delicious! Even my 9 year-old son, who - although not a picky eater - doesn't always go for the "new" thing...and these spices were the new thing. We could not stop eating! I cannot wait to cook it again and feel the warmth from the inside again - thank you. Thank you for the content you create and the joy you spread <3 Lots of love from Germany

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2023, 6:11 p.m.

Hello dearest Jules - awe thank you for the incredibly sweet words and for helping make our PUL community so special. It means so much the content is being enjoyed, and we're so glad even the little one liked the chili! Sending an abundance of love to Germany 💛

Claire - Feb. 13, 2023, 8:46 p.m.

Such a good recipe. Made it for my family who are often sceptical of vegan food and they absolutely loved it and have asked for it again. I’ve also recommended the recipe to all my friends.

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2023, 3:20 a.m.

Oh so kind of you to make it for family and share the recipe with friends! It means so much, Claire 😃

Rebecca - Feb. 13, 2023, 1:38 p.m.

Every PUL recipe I've tried so far I've loved, but this one in particular was phenomenal! The flavour of the sweet potatoes is just divine. Thank you for sharing these amazing recipes!

PUL Team - Feb. 13, 2023, 7:05 p.m.

Thanks so much, Rebecca!

Alyssa - Feb. 13, 2023, 12:18 p.m.

First made this recipe a couple of weeks ago and now we are eating it almost every week! My husband usually doesn't like recipes with tomato paste, he thinks it makes the taste a bit sour, so I switched it with thai curry paste and we love it!
Thank you for all the great recipes, Sadia and your team, it really has made cooking a lot more fun!

PUL Team - Feb. 13, 2023, 7:05 p.m.

Ooo Thai curry paste sounds so interesting! Thanks for sharing your experience with it, Alyssa - so glad the recipes are being enjoyed 🙂

Yuva - Feb. 11, 2023, 6:07 a.m.

Love this recipe and many others of yours, thank you for creating such awesome recipes.

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2023, 4:11 p.m.

Thank you, Yuva, it means so much!

Big fan from Switzerland - Feb. 9, 2023, 7:33 p.m.

Hi Sadia

I loved this recipe for a lazy stay at home night dinner. To be honest I have cooked many of your recipes and am always stunned by the result, its delicious every single time. Especially the currys and everything with chickpeas. Thank you for your content, it makes my life better, easier and my food healthier. Your positive approach to food is very inspiring, I hope you will continu for many years! Can`t wait to see the next video. :)

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2023, 11:04 p.m.

The kind words and support mean so much more than we can express! We're so grateful to have you in our community and are sending lots of love to Switzerland 💛

Jules Davis - Feb. 9, 2023, 7:13 p.m.

This is my favorite chili ever! It’s part of my monthly rotation and we just had it again last night. This is my go to base chili recipe and I add/substitute whatever veggies or grains that I have on hand.

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2023, 11:01 p.m.

🙌 🙌 so happy to hear, Jules!

Kayla - Feb. 9, 2023, 7 p.m.

LOVE this chili recipe - it's probably my favorite one!
My almost two-year old also ate it up! The flavors are wonderful, and even though the ingredients list looked long, they are all very common things that the average plant-based eater would have on hand. As a full-time working mom of three kids, I often don't have time to make laborious meals, but this one came together quickly and made the house smell wonderful. I was also able to freeze the leftovers and enjoy it throughout the month. This recipe stays!

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2023, 10:58 p.m.

Oh, Kayla, we're so thrilled to hear! Wishing you and your little ones an abundance of health and wellness 🤗

Buck - Feb. 7, 2023, 10:12 a.m.

In want value is 596kcal?

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2023, 2:28 a.m.

Hey Buck, a serving is around a quarter of the recipe if the portion isn't scaled. It works out to around 2 cups per serving 🙂

s - Jan. 25, 2023, 4:27 p.m.

made this for dinner yesterday and it was wonderful! i used an extra can of kidney beans instead of lentils, fire roasted crushed tomatoes, and vegetable broth instead of the bouillon cube and water. i topped it with cilantro, cashew yogurt, lots of lime, and sunflower seeds! i love how flavorful your recipes are - you can really taste the herbs and veggies :)

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2023, 6:08 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, S, thank you for taking the time to share your kindness 🤗

Patrick Illner - Jan. 20, 2023, 9:45 p.m.

Dear Sadia, dear Robin,

I am so happy and glad that you have started YouTube. It's so much fun to test your recipes, to try them out and to get inspiration. Thank you and your team for putting so much heart and soul into it. Please keep up the good work and stay the way you are. Sadia, you are such an incredibly likeable person! Really naturally beautiful and your smile can really enchant me :) All the best to you! Patrick from Germany

PUL Team - Jan. 21, 2023, 12:39 a.m.

Oh, Patrick, you're much too kind! Thank you for being here and helping make our PUL community so incredible. Lots of love to Germany 💛

Abiška - Jan. 20, 2023, 11:33 a.m.

Amazing recipe, easy to prepare and super delicious. Me and my boyfriend love it 🥰. Thank you 🙏! I think it’s gonna be our new favourite 😻 meal👌🏻.

PUL Team - Jan. 20, 2023, 10:22 p.m.

A huge compliment, Abiška, thank you!

Elyse - Jan. 19, 2023, 5:24 p.m.

Hi Sadia and PULTeam! I really enjoyed this recipe, but I have a couple of questions:
- If I don't love sweet potato in chili, is there anything else you'd recommend for adding that mild sweetness instead? I've seen some recipes use ketchup?
- Are there certain chili spice blends you know of that you'd recommend for folks who like bold flavor, but not too spicy? I saw in the video that Sadia recommends simply cutting back on the amount of chili powder, but I have to admit I have a weak palate for spice:/

Thanks! 😄

PUL Team - Jan. 20, 2023, 7:45 a.m.

Hey there, Elyse, thanks for the lovely questions! We haven't personally tried it with ketchup, but that's an interesting idea. We'd recommend starting with less and adding more to taste as the tomato flavour may be a bit overpowering if too much is added 🙂 You could also add more corn, bell pepper, or kidney beans for sweetness in the chili.

For the spices, there are some blends made from sweet pepper rather than chili pepper so these are less spicy. If you can't find one at your local grocery stores then there are some recipes online that use cayenne pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder for example. You could always start with less and add more to taste! We hope this helps for now 😃

Elyse - Feb. 7, 2023, 10:42 p.m.

Thank you, PUL Team, for the reply! Apologies for the delay on my end as I was traveling and just catching up. Thanks for the tips! Next time I make it, I'll definitely try adding more corn or bell pepper and I love the idea finding a spice blend made with sweet pepper, rather than chili; will check that out! Thanks a bunch, as always!

Kat - Jan. 18, 2023, 8:17 p.m.

Amazing chili, no need to do meat anymore!! So so yummy!

Clara - Jan. 14, 2023, 1:46 p.m.

This chili is yummy! And sooo nourishing! I am pregnant and this recipe hits so many of the nourishment targets I have a in a day. And it yields enough to freeze for another meal. We had it as snack with tortilla chips and as a meal with avocado on top. When we defreeze the rest, we’re thinking of turning it into a burrito, very versatile! Thanks for the recipe, for us it was a success!

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2023, 2:48 a.m.

Oh so lovely to hear, Clara, thank you! Wishing you and your little one an abundance of health and wellness 🤗

Ana Carvalho - Jan. 12, 2023, 7:49 p.m.

Hello from Portugal :) I made this recipe to take to work during the week. This dish in addition to being tasty is quick to make on a Sunday and save for the week. Thank you!
ps. I think I'll add more spice next time :p

PUL Team - Jan. 14, 2023, 10:05 p.m.

Woohoo so glad it's being enjoyed, Ana, and love the extra spice 🌶

Annelies - Jan. 11, 2023, 8:55 p.m.

I made this recipe this evening and it was very tasty! However, with a lot of your recipes, when I add water, it never thickens. After more than 35 min with this recipe, it was still too thin. How could I solve this? Just add less water?

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2023, 10:54 p.m.

Hey Annelies, so glad it was enjoyed and thanks for the question! Are you by any chance fully covering the pot with the lid rather than partially covering it while the recipe cooks? Only covering the chili partially with the lid helps water evaporate out. You could also fully remove the lid and cook uncovered for longer until it's at the desired thickness 🙂

Maria - Jan. 9, 2023, 5:48 p.m.

What a recipe!! The meal is hearty, filling, you can put it into tortillas together with vegan cream cheese to make amazing wraps😋 My husband and I loved it!🙏🏻

Guendalina - Jan. 6, 2023, 1:14 p.m.

Super warm and cosy, perfect for this season!
I will try again in the summer with pepper too.
Unfortunately I didn’t have chilli powder so I use harissa for a bit of sweet.

PUL Team - Jan. 6, 2023, 2:56 p.m.

Oooh there's an idea, Guendalina - the addition of harissa sounds like it would be delicious! 🤤 I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

di - Jan. 5, 2023, 7:06 p.m.

I love this chili, just made some for later cook

Lisa - Jan. 3, 2023, 8:26 p.m.

We made this recipe tonight. Just swapped out the sweet potato with butternut squash, because I still have a few from last fall's harvest. It was very delicious, warming and healthy! We made a double portion, so tomorrow we will be having more!

Elaine - Jan. 3, 2023, 7:01 a.m.

Wonderfully filling and full of comforting autumn flavors. Easy for prep and clean up, and a hit with my partner!

Andrea - Jan. 1, 2023, 10:54 p.m.

What a way to start the new year! This was healthy, comforting, and delicious!

Marina - Dec. 30, 2022, 11:39 p.m.

It looks so delicious! I'm giving it a try tomorrow at New Year's Eve!! I'm so enjoying the mix with the legumes! Yummy! by the way Is a cookbook in planning?? That would be a great new year's resolution :) Thank you for your great recipes and all the love and effort you put in every single video/post! :)

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2022, 3:49 a.m.

Aw, Marina, you're too kind! We hope you enjoy the recipe and hopefully in the future we can share a physical cookbook. In the meantime, if you're interested, you can find our 3-year anniversary e-cookbook here: https://www.pickuplimesblog.c…

Nora - Dec. 30, 2022, 6:07 a.m.

I literally watched the video, then made this right away! I love that I actually had all the ingredients and it made enough for two days. Oh and it was delicious!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 9:57 p.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Nora, thank you 😃

Alice - Dec. 29, 2022, 7:29 p.m.

We had it with both yogurt + pickled onions and it was absolutely incredible! Definitely recommend the pickled onions! Thank you :D

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 4:47 p.m.

So happy to hear, Alice, thank you!

Alain - Dec. 29, 2022, 9:46 a.m.

We devoured this, so good! perfect winter dish!

Bonnie - Dec. 28, 2022, 7:36 p.m.

What kind of chilli powder do you use? The kind I find in the store is mixed with other spices.

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 7:10 a.m.

Hey Bonnie, we use a generic chili powder from our local grocery store in the Netherlands, it doesn't specify anything else. If you're in North America, it's likely the chili powder is more mild, so you can stand to use more. If you're in the EU, try adding less to start and add more later to taste 🙂

Charlotte - Dec. 27, 2022, 11:13 p.m.

Do you know how many grams of beans & lentils I would need if I was using them dry & uncooked? Thanks!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 6:13 a.m.

Hey Charlotte, dried beans and lentils typically expand around 2-3 times when cooked. You could use between 1/2 cup (around 100g each of beans and lentils) to 3/4 cup (around 140g each of beans and lentils) for four servings. We hope you enjoy the chili if you give it a try 🙂

Treena - Dec. 27, 2022, 10:44 p.m.

Thank you so much for this delicious recipe. It is exactly what I needed.

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 5:55 a.m.

Aw thank you, Treena 😃

Jyotsna Tiwari - Dec. 27, 2022, 5:54 p.m.

Definitely going to try this recipe in this cold winter!!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2022, 5:49 a.m.

We hope you enjoy it, Jyotsna!

MacKenzie - Dec. 21, 2022, 8:33 p.m.

This was so filling and comforting! It made plenty for dinner and lots of leftovers, and it tasted even better for lunch the next day. Thanks for this perfect-for-winter dish!

PUL Team - Dec. 22, 2022, 5:59 p.m.

We're so thrilled to hear, MacKenzie, thank you!

Chantelle - Dec. 12, 2022, 9:20 p.m.

Wow that flavor! So delicious and so comforting!

Ivy - Nov. 14, 2022, 11:11 p.m.

I thought it might be weird with sweet potato but it's so good.
It really helped balance the spice! Loveeeee it

PUL Team - Nov. 15, 2022, 2:46 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Ivy 😊

DJ - Nov. 10, 2022, 4:24 a.m.

Delicious! Very warming and filling! I didn’t use a spoon to eat this, I used corn tortilla chips.

PUL Team - Nov. 10, 2022, 4:57 a.m.

Love the idea to use tortilla chips, DJ!

Cisca - Nov. 6, 2022, 9:10 p.m.

Did not know that a bean base dish could be so delicious and filling. The portion sizes are perfect for a rainy cold afternoon. I loved it when it was just cooked, but even more the next day.
1st time tried something like this. Will make it a staple in my home now.

PUL Team - Nov. 7, 2022, 7:20 a.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Cisca - it means so much!

Caroline - Oct. 18, 2022, 1:45 a.m.

You’ve done it again!! This is my new favorite chili recipe. I add a can of great northern beans to the mix because I love my chili extra bean-y, and I up the smoked paprika to a full tablespoon because it’s my favorite spice! This is the most comforting and filling chili and I will be making it all throughout this fall and winter!

PUL Team - Oct. 18, 2022, 3:28 a.m.

Awe such a big compliment, Caroline, thank you for the kind words and support! The modifications sound lovely 🥰

Pati - Oct. 2, 2022, 5:18 p.m.

We're making this dish when it's cold and gloomy outside as it warms us up instantly :)
It's delicious and filling. The spice mix is great, we just add a generous amount of cinnamon to it, and instead of potato, we use more corn and legumes.

PUL Team - Oct. 5, 2022, 7:43 a.m.

Oh, Pati, we're smiling from ear to ear - thank you 💛

Ashby - Aug. 23, 2022, 7:26 p.m.

I adjusted the ingredients to what I had but really appreciated the number of spices in it. Though next time I will use less chilli powder, that was quite a lot for me. Served it with brown rice and sour cream and lime and coriander and it was lovely. So warming.

PUL Team - Aug. 23, 2022, 8:41 p.m.

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with it, Ashby, we appreciate it to help us improve 🙂

Zara - July 15, 2022, 7:49 p.m.

Amazing Sadia, you'll make a cook out of me yet!

Chels - July 13, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

This sounds amazing! My husband and I will definitely be trying this! Do you have instructions for an instapot?

PUL Team - July 13, 2022, 6:29 a.m.

Hey there, Chels, we don't although looking at whether your instant pot has a "chili" or "bean" setting may help. If it doesn't, we'd recommend following instructions from a similar recipe online. For example, perhaps cooking on high pressure for 15 minutes, followed by a 10-minute release. Do let us know if you test it out 🙂

Silvia Rodriguez - July 7, 2022, 1:35 p.m.

I love your page! And your recipes, of course!

Lucie R - June 18, 2022, 5:48 p.m.

Hi PUL! What type of chili powder do you use for this recipe? The ones I can find in Dutch stores are in my opinion always extremely spicy and just one teaspoon spices up a meal for four. Can I use mild paprika powder as a substitute or would that alter the flavor profile of this dish?

PUL Team - June 19, 2022, 2:54 a.m.

Hey there, Lucie, we typically use a generic chili powder from our local grocery store. Some varieties can be spicier than others so if you prefer less spice you could certainly use less or opt for a milder alternative such as paprika powder. It will impact the flavour slightly but you could always adjust the other spices to taste if needed 🙂

Lindsey - June 1, 2022, 4:48 p.m.

Excellent flavor and easy to find ingredients! I also appreciated that it was gluten free and easily soy free! Thank you for sharing!!!

PUL Team - June 1, 2022, 9:27 p.m.

Aw thank YOU, Lindsey, we appreciate it 😃

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!

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 😀