Time for another great vegetarian/vegan recipe from the archives, my Sweet Potato Three Bean Chili. I made this up a while ago and it has become my go-to recipe to meal prep when I know I’ll have a busy week. Super simple to make, you basically just throw it all in a pot on the stove top or crock pot and let it do it’s thing. Note that since I’ve never actually written down the ingredients I just eyeball everything. Feel free to make it your own and add more or less of anything!
- 1-2 cups of quinoa
- 1-2 cups of lentils – You can use red or green or both, totally your preference. The red do get a bit more mushy to make it more of a thick chili though if thats what you’re going after.
- 2-3 medium sweet potatoes – Cooked so they’re soft enough to chop up; I leave the skin on for extra vitamins.
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 2 cans of crushed or full tomatoes – Make sure to use all the juices too! I like to get one can with chilis in it for extra heat if they have it but not all markets do.
- About 1 cup of mixed chopped peppers – Can use fresh or I like to get Trader Joe’s frozen medley to always have some on hand.
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper (optional)
- Sriracha, hot salsa or hot sauce to taste
- Shredded cheddar cheese (if you don’t care about keeping this vegan)
- Homemade garlic bread – Here’s what we use to make our but of course its pretty straight forward. Cover the bread in the below toppings and bake in the oven for about 5 minutes.
- Whole wheat ciabatta bread, sliced & toasted
- Olive oil mixed with salt, pepper, italian seasoning to taste
- 2-3 chopped garlic cloves
- Grated parm cheese
So, like I said, super easy to make once you’ve gathered your ingredients. Fill a big pot with everything and add in 1-2 more cups of water to ensure the quinoa and lentils cook up enough. Add a few more cups for a thinner chili. Cook on medium stirring every once in a while to make sure it doesn’t stick. I usually keep it on for about 30-45 minutes, or until the quinoa looks cooked enough. You can also use a slow cooker for 1-2 hours and it turns out great!
Add hot sauce if you’re like me and add it to everything and ENJOY!
Sweet potato power ❤