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sweet potatoes stuffed with black bean chili

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Delicious vegetarian black bean chili stuffed sweet potatoes - this is an outrageously delicious and easy meal!
Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Healthy Meals, Lactose Free, Vegetarian
Keyword chili stuffed sweet potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 330 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder or cayenne pepper, if you like a kick
  • 1-15 ounce cans of black beans (do not drain)
  • ¾ cup tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup GO Veggie! Lactose Free Cheddar Shreds
  • Cilantro, avocado and sour cream or greek yogurt for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Poke holes in sweet potatoes with a fork then place on foil-lined baking sheet. Roast potatoes in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until you can poke a fork or knife into the middle of the potato.
  2. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, prepare the chili by heating oil over medium-high heat. Add in onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook until onions soften about 6-8 minutes. 
  3. Next mix in chili powder, oregano, cumin and chipotle chili powder or cayenne; stir for 1 minute. Mix in beans and tomato sauce. 
  4. Bring chili to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sweet potatoes are done cooking and chili thickens. Taste and season again with salt and pepper or additional spices.
  5. Once sweet potatoes are done, split them open. Place about 1/3-1/2 cup of chili in each potato then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of cheese. (You will most likely have extra chili leftover which you can serve on the side.) If you’d like you can place them back in the oven for 5 minutes to help the cheese melt a bit. Sometimes I stir the cheese in with the black beans before I stuff the sweet potatoes - this ensures that the cheese gets ooey-gooey. Top potatoes with cilantro, avocado and greek yogurt or sour cream, if desired. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use regular baking potatoes or an acorn squash instead of sweet potatoes.

If you'd like you can double or triple the chili recipe so that you have chili leftovers for the week. Or you can make extra and always freeze the leftover chili.

Chili recipe slightly adapted from Epicurious

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Black Bean Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 sweet potato)
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.5g5%
Carbohydrates 57.8g19%
Fiber 15.2g63%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12.6g25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.