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June 11, 2022
Chipotle Sweet Potato Chili

This hearty vegetarian chili—loaded with sweet potatoes, black beans, carrots, and tomatoes—is flavored with chipotle chile paste for a fiery kick of heat. For cooling contrast, we’re topping it with slices of creamy avocado and a garnish of cotija.

This recipe was created in partnership with the wellness experts at WW. To learn more about WW and SmartPoints® visit ww.com

(original recipe from Blue Apron)


  • 1 15-Ounce Can Black Beans
  • 1 15-Ounce Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • ½ lb Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 6 oz Carrots
  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 tsps Chipotle Chile Paste
  • 2 Tbsps Grated Cotija Cheese


  • Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve, peel, and medium dice the onion. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel the sweet potatoes; cut off and discard the ends, then medium dice. Combine in a large bowl. Drain and rinse the beans.
  • In a large pot, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the prepared onioncarrotsand sweet potatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 5 to 6 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the chile paste and cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined.
  • Add the tomatoesbeans, and 3 cups of water; season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring occasionally, 31 to 33 minutes, or until the liquid is thickened and the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Just before serving, halve and pit the avocado. Using a spoon, remove the avocado from the skin, then thinly slice. Serve the chili topped with the cheese and sliced avocado. Season the avocado with salt and pepper if desired. Enjoy!
Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!
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