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A bowl of chili topped with grated cheese, green onions, and tortilla chips.
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Healthy Beef and Sweet Potato Chili

Healthy and flavorful Beef and Sweet Potato Chili. 
Course Main dishes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 183kcal


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili seasoning
  • One 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 2 cups peeled, diced sweet potatoes about 1 large sweet potato
  • One 15 oz can tomato puree or tomato sauce
  • 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • One or two 16-oz cans of kidney, black or pinto beans, drained
  • ¾ cup frozen corn
  • Optional garnishes: grated cheese, green onions, sour cream, tortilla chips, avocado, cilantro


  • Place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and ground beef and cook for about 5 minutes, breaking the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon. If the meat appears dry, add a few more drizzles of olive oil. 
  • Add the onion, bell pepper and celery and cook 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, chili seasoning and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine and cook for one more minute. Add the green chiles, sweet potatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, beef broth, water, beans and corn. Stir, then bring to simmer. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Check that the sweet potatoes are tender. Taste and add salt, pepper or additional chili seasoning, if desired. You can also add more water or beef broth if you want to thin it out.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 9720IU | Vitamin C: 34.3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.3mg