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black bean, sweet potato quinoa chili in a bowl topped with sour cream

Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili with Smoked Chipotle

Flavorful, vegetarian black bean, sweet potato, and quinoa chili with a cooling smoked chipotle greek yogurt creme. This healthy chili is made in one pot, packed with protein, and perfect for weeknight dinners.

Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Healthy, Lunch, Vegetarian
Keyword quinoa chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced small
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Chipotle Tabasco sauce
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 can black beans (15.5 oz), drained
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable stock, plus more to thin if desired
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • For the Smoked Chipotle Creme:
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Chipotle Tabasco sauce, plus more if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrots and salt; saute for 5 minutes or until onions become translucent.
  2. Add the entire can of tomato sauce to the pot. Next add the black beans, vegetarian broth, all spices, and quinoa. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to medium, add diced sweet potatoes. 
  3. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  4. Make the smoked chipotle yogurt: combine tabasco sauce, honey, and dijon mustard in a medium bowl.
  5. Spoon chili into bowls and add yogurt sauce on top. Enjoy! Serves 4-6.