I love chili, and while I have a few favorite recipes, it can be fun to mix things up. While perusing through the January 2011 issue of EatingWell, I came across their Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili and thought it would be a delicious and healthy way to satisfy my chili craving. Luke and I enjoyed it for lunch on a Saturday, and I had the idea to combine it with scrambled eggs on Sunday for a healthy spin on huevos rancheros. Yum!
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili
From EatingWell Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium-large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups water
2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed (I used only one can)
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
4 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sweet potato and onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion is beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle and salt and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add water and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the sweet potato is tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
Add beans, tomatoes and lime juice; increase heat to high and return to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
Sweet Potato Chili Scrambled Eggs
1 tablespoon milk
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups sweet potato & black bean chili (recipe above) - warmed up
1/3 cup shredded cheese (I used 2% mozzarella)
1/2 tortilla chips, crushed
Whisk eggs and milk together until thoroughly combined and season with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and melt butter. Poor in egg mixture and mix around with a spatula until nearly done - about 2 minutes. Add chili mixture and stir to combine, about 30 seconds. Top with cheese and stir. Serve with tortilla chips (or in a tortilla wrap if you have them on hand). Enjoy!