Chili Over Sweet Potatoes
There are so many recipes that can help to use up the leftover chili, this is one of our favorites. It is so quick and easy to make, and it tastes so good, also it's full of all kinds of health benefits from all these nutritious ingredients.
sweet potatoes, or yams
green bell peppers
tomatoes, canned with juice
ready cut, (14 1/2 - 16 ounces)
kidney beans, canned
1 can, rinsed thoroughly, drained (15 - 16 ounces)
TVP (Texturized Vegetable Protein)
soaked into 1/3 cup of hot water
cut into four wedges
chopped, fresh, optional
Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃).
Place sweet potatoes in baking dish.
Pierce potatoes with fork and bake until tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add diced bell pepper, celery, carrots and chopped onions and sauté until golden, about 10 minutes.
Add minced garlic and stir mixture 2 minutes.
Stir in chili powder and ground cumin, then tomatoes, beans and TVP and bring mixture to simmer.
Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes .
(Can be prepared one day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over low heat before continuing.)
Arrange 1 sweet potato on each plate.
Split potatoes open and mash slightly. Spoon some chili over each.
Squeeze lime juice over and top with yogurt and chopped parsley if desired.
Pass remaining chili separately.
First published: 2011-01-06 last updated: 2015-05-27