- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 medium sweet white onion, finely diced
- 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into bite size pieces (sub for Japanese yams)
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 - 16 oz. jar chunky salsa (medium or hot depending on how spicy you like your chili)
- 1.5 cups organic low sodium vegetable broth
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 - 15 oz. can organic no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained (sub for 1.5 cups sprouted beans)
- 2 tsp arrowroot starch - optional
- Optional toppings: avocado, red onions
- Large saute pan or pot
- Cutting board
- Turn skillet to medium heat and add avocado oil. Add the diced onions and cook until translucent.
- Add the cubed sweet potatoes, cumin, paprika and cinnamon. Mix well and cook for approx. 3-4 minutes. Proceed to add the entire jar of salsa, broth and water. Mix well and cover with a lid.
- Turn the heat up to med/high and allow this mixture to come to a boil. Immediately turn down to low/simmer and add the black beans and arrowroot starch. Mix well. Cover with the lid and cook for approx. 20-25 minutes until some of the liquid has reduced and sweet potato cubes are fork tender. *This chili will get TASTIER if you allow it to rest in the refrigerator for a few hours or even overnight!
- Serve immediately with the toppings above. Store leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer!
For a heartier protein chili – cook 1 lb. ground meat of choice in a separate pan and add in at step #3.
Helpful tips for sprouting/soaking beans:
- Soaking methods are just to help neutralize the enzyme inhibitor (phytates), which makes them EASIER to digest and nutrient-dense. This is also know as sprouting.
- For 2 cups of dry black beans, add 2 tbsp acid (apple cider vinegar or lemon juice) and soak for 24 hours.
- You will need a glass or stainless bowl that is 3-4 times the size of the dry beans to allow for “swelling”.
Approximately 180 calories per serving
~1/4 palm protein, 1 fist carbs
Calories may vary depending on brands of ingredients and substitutions.
Approved for Whole 30, Paleo, Vegetarian & Vegan lifestyles.