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Sweet Potato Chili

By on Oct 15, 2011 in General, Recipe of the week | 7 comments

My new favorite recipe.  I know it sounds weird but trust me on this one.  Oh my gosh is this stuff awesome! It’s the perfect lunch or dinner dish for a cool fall or cold winter day.


  • 2 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1 small onion – diced
  • 2 sweet potatoes – peeled and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 2 medium carrots – sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper – chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 15 oz can black beans
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp 17th street magic dust (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil for a minute or two, then add sweet potatoes, carrots and bell pepper until onions are soft, about 5-6 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium low, and add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine well.

Simmer, partially covered and stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes, until flavors have mingled and vegetables are cooked.

Makes 5 servings of homemade black bean chili.

Nutritional Info:

  • calories – 427
  • fat – 7.5 g
  • protein – 22 g
  • carbs – 72 g
  • fiber – 17.3 g


  1. The wifey is away at a Dog Show and I am gonna make this for myself sometime this week—but I have no idea what 17th Street Magic dust is—is it like a PWO?? Now THERE is some Magic Dust!!

    Seriously, I’m guessing it is in the spices section in the grocery store. Being in a small town, I may not be able to find it—does it add that much to the flavor?


    October 19, 2011

  2. Hey wanted to let you know that I tried this last weekend for our little football party, of the hinges good!! It was a perfect meal for a sunday and healthy to boot!! I am going to reference this post as well so thank you.


    Ryan Hall

    October 20, 2011

    • awesome Ryan! Glad you liked it. It’s a weekly staple for me now


      October 20, 2011

  3. I to would like to know what 17th street magic dust or what pwo is ansd is it available in Canada? What can i sub for it otherwise?

    Craig T.

    November 4, 2011

    • 17th street magic dust is just a dry BBQ rub that is made by a local restaurant here in Illinois. It’s not necessary for the recipe but I imagine you could add a bit of any dry rub as a substitute.


      November 5, 2011

  4. This was great. Perfect for fall weather.

    Stephen Hollinger

    November 7, 2011

    • awesome! glad you like it


      November 7, 2011

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