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December 17, 2014

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Chili

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Chili recipe (4)

This Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Chili is out of the ordinary for sure. It has a multitude of beans, sweet bell peppers, curry and color! With the peanut butter and sweet potato, it has a creaminess that is addictive…and a flavor that will wow your senses.

Ask any of my closest cohorts and relatives what “the best soup ever” is. They will almost uniformly point to this one. While not a state fair winner (yet =), it should be!

I call it “Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Chili” and you can make it in one pot. The peanut butter gives it the richness you want in a creamy soup. The PB together with the beans means this chili is packed with protein too.

Bonus: this recipe is easy. You essentially chop and measure evertyhing.Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Chili (7)Put it all in a big pot. Bring it to a boil. Turn it down to a simmer and add the beans. Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Chili (5)

Twenty minutes later you have something divine.

The sweet potatoes will literally melt in your mouth. Find out for yourself.


p.s. A million thanks to my friend Mary for tuning me in to this ingredient combination so many years ago. I am majorly grateful. And so is my family!

Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Chili (6)


Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Chili

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, diced large (you want about 6 cups)

3 large bell peppers, stems, seeds, etc. removed, diced large  (you want about 4 cups)

2 medium onions, chopped (you want about 2 cups)

4 large garlic cloves, finely diced (you want about 2 tablespoons)

3 medium jalapenos, chopped (you want 3 tablespoons or more if you like “heat”)

2 tablespoons red curry paste (this will make the chili extra spicy so feel free to adjust)

1 1/2 cups peanut butter

8 cups water

6 cups vegetable or chicken broth

2 cups water

1 (15.5 oz) can black beans, drained, rinsed

1 (15.5 oz) can white kidney beans, drained, rinsed

1 (15.5 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed

Optional garnish: chopped cilantro

Place all ingredients (minus the beans and garnish) in a large pot (at least 12-quart in size). Bring to a boil, stirring every 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat, add beans and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place in bowls to serve. Top with cilantro if desired.