Sweet Potato Chili with Honey

Sweet Potato Chili with Honey

Have you ever heard of chili made with sweet potatoes? We thought the idea was absolutely amazing! Sweet potatoes are one of our favorite vegetables: they're yummy, high in vitamins and fiber, and adapt well to so many recipes. This sweet potato chili is made with a mix of beans, veggies, and spices that make a hearty, filling dish.

sweet potato chili closeup in white bowl

Sweet potatoes cook down very well. As they heat up, they soften up and lend themselves well to soups and stews like this. If you like, you could roast the sweet potatoes beforehand for a little char and a more savory flavoring. However you end up doing it, this chili will have you coming back for seconds!

How to make Sweet Potato Chili with Honey

Gather all ingredients needed to make this recipe.

  • In a medium stockpot, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil. Add in the diced onion, garlic and a dash of salt and pepper and saute until fragrant.
  • Add in the can of tomatoes, lime juice, diced sweet potato, vegetable broth, beans, reserving ½ cup of the beans, corn, honey, and spices. Cover and simmer this mixture over medium-low heat for around 40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  • Meanwhile, roughly mash the ½ cup reserved beans. You’ll add this to the chili at the half-hour mark, to help thicken the stew up. Optionally, disregard this step and just add all the beans in at once for a less thick chili.
  • When the potatoes are tender and the liquid has reduced a bit, remove the chili from heat. Serve topped with your choice of garnish.
Sweet potato chili made with Eastern Shore honey

Adding a little lime juice to this chili compliments the sweetness of the potatoes well, and really plays off of the spices in the mix. Any honey would work well for this recipe, choose a light varietal, like Clover if you don't want it to compete with the other flavors in the mix.

Adapting this Chili Recipe

There are always many different ways to make this recipe your own. Switch things up a bit, try a spice you’ve never used before or swap ingredients with some of your favorite. We always encourage making kitchen time fun at Bee Inspired Honey House. Here are some ideas –

  • Add in browned ground turkey.
  • Sauteed red and green pepper would add depth to this dish.
  • If you like heat, add green chilis.
  • Serve over quinoa for added protein.
  • If you aren't a fan of any ingredient that we recommend, feel free to leave it out or substitute one that you enjoy!

If you decide to make our Sweet Potato Chili, or better yet, your very own take, why not take a photo and share it with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!