Sweet Potato Chilli Recipe

Sweet potato chilli

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This recipe for sweet potato and quinoa chilli makes a great veggie alternative to the traditional chilli. It's under 500 calories and is packed with flavour, so you won't even miss the meat - perfect for a midweek meal


Try our sweet potato chilli then check out our vegan quinoa chilli, vegetarian chilli, aubergine chilli and vegan chilli

For more delicious vegan options, check out our vegan risotto, vegan moussaka and vegan curry recipes.



  • onion 1 large, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • olive oil
  • mild chilli powder 1 tbsp 
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • sweet potatoes about 750g, peeled and cubed
  • quinoa 100g, soaked in cold water for 10 minutes, and drained 
  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • vegetable stock 600ml
  • black beans 400g tin, rinsed and drained
  • coriander a small bunch, to serve
  • soured cream or yogurt to serve (optional)


  • Step 1

    Cook the onion and garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil until soft. Add the chilli powder and cumin, cook for a minute then add the sweet potato, quinoa, tomatoes and stock. Simmer for 10 minutes then add the beans and simmer for another 20-30 minutes until the sweet potato and quinoa are tender and the sauce has thickened. Scatter over the coriander and serve in bowls with a dollop of soured cream or yogurt if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 388
  • Fat 5.8g
  • Saturates 0.7g
  • Carbs 65.3g
  • Fibre 12.8g
  • Protein 12.1g
  • Salt 1.1g