Warming Lentil & Sweet Potato Chili (Vegan, GF)
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This warming lentil and sweet potato chili is the perfect comfort food for colder months. This gluten-free, vegan sweet potato chili recipe is big on flavor!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5 servings
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small jalapeño, diced (remove seeds for less heat)
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (optional)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 5-6 Roma tomatoes, diced, or 2 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 2 cups diced)
  • ¾ cup green or brown lentils
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 15 oz can black beans or kidney beans
  • 1½ cup corn kernels (frozen or canned)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • Chopped cilantro, for serving
  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat, and sauté the onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño. If not using oil, you may need to add 1 tbsp of water to prevent sticking. Sauté until the onions are translucent, 5-7 mins.
  2. Add garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and smoked paprika. Sauté until the garlic is fragrant, 2-3 more mins.
  3. Add tomatoes, sweet potato, lentils, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, and then lower heat down to a simmer. Simmer, covered, on medium to low heat, for about 20 mins. Check to see that the sweet potatoes are fork-tender and the lentils are tender at this time.
  4. Add beans, corn, and salt. Simmer for about 10 more mins. Taste and add sugar, more salt to taste, if needed.
  5. Serve vegan sweet potato chili topped with cilantro and avocado or vegan sour cream. Serve with quinoa or rice if you wish. Enjoy!
Recipe by Zen and Zaatar at https://zenandzaatar.com/lentil-sweet-potato-chili-vegan-gf/