Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

All your variations on this recipe will always be good because the combination is just excellent!

1 small onion, diced


1 large sweet potato, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbls. chili powder (or more if you like)

2 tsp. cumin

pinch of cinnamon-optional

1/4 tsp.  chipotle chile powder -optional (quite spicy hot-so use carefully if using)

1 1/2 cups water

1-15oz. can black beans

1-15oz. can diced tomatoes or use fresh chopped towards end of cooking

2 tsp. lime juice

3 Tbls. fresh cilantro, chopped

1/4 tsp. salt and dash of pepper

2 tsp. pure maple syrup, agave or sugar-optional

Heat a large saucepan over medium-hgh heat.  Add a few tablespoons of water (have a water glass handy when sautéing veggies so you can prevent scorching).  Add onion and potato, stirring often until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, and chipotle.  Cook, stirring constantly until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Add water and cook at a medium to higher heat until the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.  Reduce heat and stir in beans, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, maple syrup, salt and pepper.  Cook a couple more minutes.  Adjust seasonings and serve. (Best served warm and not piping hot.)


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