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Sweet Potato, Chorizo and Black Bean Chili

This recipe takes chili to the next level by changing up the flavors and adding in sweet potatoes.

Serves: 8-10

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Sweet potato, chorizo and black bean chili

Chili is one of my all-time favorite, quick and easy dishes to make. You may think this chili would be super sweet, but with a perfect blend of spicy chorizo and chili powder its packed with flavor and a kick and perfect to warm up your winter evenings.

Whether you're hosting a gathering or just craving a comforting bowl of chili, this recipe is sure to satisfy. Give it a try and enjoy the comforting warmth and bold flavors of this Sweet Potato, Chorizo, and Black Bean Chili.


2 pounds spicy chorizo, casings removed

1 large onion, chopped

2 tablespoons garlic, minced

4 tablespoons olive oil

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed

4 cans diced tomatoes

2 cups beef broth (May want more if you want your chili not so thick.)

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

4 tablespoons tomato paste

2 (4oz. cans) jalapeños, diced

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin

salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the chorizo (uncased) and cook through.

  3. Drain any of the fat and set aside.

  4. In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.

  5. Add the onion, garlic and sweet potatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes.

  6. Add in the black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, jalapeños, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender.

  7. Serve hot and add salt and pepper if needed.

  8. Optionally, garnish with chopped cilantro, grated cheese, or a dollop of sour cream.

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