One pot sweet potato chili recipe loaded with sausage, white beans, mushrooms and spices. Can be made vegetarian, vegan or pork-free too. Eat all week long. —Corinne Cuozzo
ground sausage meat, hot (better) or sweet
low-sodium white beans, rinsed if canned
garlic cloves, minced
herbs de provence
low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
lemon juice, to taste
crushed red pepper, to taste
cracked black pepper, to taste
In This Recipe
Dice the potatoes, place in a bowl, and toss in one teaspoon olive oil. Microwave for 5-8 minutes until softened and cooked through thoroughly (yep, you can cook potatoes in the microwave, it is so easy).
While this is going, heat the remaining two teaspoons olive oil in a large pot and cook the garlic until softened. Do not burn. Add the meat, and all of the spices and cook until the meat is nice and browned.
Add the white beans, stir well and cover. Allow to continue cooking. In the mean time, puree your sweet potatoes. You may need to do two batches if your mechanism is small. Use the broth or cream to facilitate the pureeing process, as in, add the broth and / or cream to the potatoes, then puree, then add everything to the pot of chili. It will make the puree easier.
Once everything is in the pot, crack lots and lots of black pepper into the chili, stir well and cover. Continue adding black pepper to taste.
If your chili is too sweet or salty (because of the potato or stock, etc.), add a few drops of lemon juice at a time and stir, tasting each time. The citrus will counteract any excess sweetness or saltiness.
Allow to simmer, uncovered, for as long as you can. 45 minutes or an hour if possible, but 25 minutes at the very least. Enjoy!