What a sweet thing it is when you get to have a meal with friends, family, coworkers, teammates or whoever! Whoever it is with, it is a great time to discuss fun topics like water contamination, acid rain and heavy metal toxicity.. okay, maybe that’s just me. Anyways, all things good always include a meal and that is exactly what I wanted with this chili. It is quick and easy to make and it serves a whole lotta people. Double, triple or quadruple the recipe and you can feed a small army; or, you can just freeze it and have it for those chaotic nights.
However you decide to enjoy it, promise me a couple things: 1) you will sit down and enjoy this meal, 2) you will use clean ingredients that are going to nourish your body and 3) you will enjoy it with loved ones. Okay, that’s all I ask now go make it & don’t forget to tag me when you do! #simplholistic
Sweet Potato Chili
2 sweet potatoes (cubed)
1 T. avocado oil
1 large onion (diced)
4 garlic cloves (minced)
2 c. (dry) black beans
2 cans fire roasted tomatoes
2 c. filtered water
2 T. bouillon
1 t. sea salt/himilayan salt
1 t. cumin
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
2 T. chili powder
*Heat oil in a medium stock pan (cast iron)
*Add chopped onion, minced garlic & sweet potatoes
*One the onion is translucent, add the spices & water
*Bring the water to a boil & stir in the bouillon until dissolved
*Add beans & tomatoes
*Bring to a boil for 2 minutes then reduce heat to L/M until the sweet potatoes are soft enough to piece with a fork.
(optional) add in grass-fed meat, lamb or chicken
(optional) add in 1 c. dry quinoa & an addition 1/2 c. water
(optional) serve with avocado & GMO-free blue cornbread
But then again, is avocado ever just optional?
- Cayenne: This spice is a wonderful digestive aid. It helps the gastrointestinal tract by increasing the flow of enzymes. This is useful in eliminating waste & assimilating nutrients.
- Bouillon: I buy the Costco pack that comes in a glass jar. The chicken bouillon is my favorite and it is so versatile. You can put it in anything!
- Avocado: Since avocados are high in potassium they can control blood pressure. They are great sources of vitamins E and C which are both essential to the immune system. As a low sugar source of fiber they will leave you full and satiated.