Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sweet Potato Vegetarian Chili

Along with Ina, Michael Smith is one of my favorite chefs. I used to always watch his show, Chef at Home (when I had a life), and I even got to meet him once!! He was at a Kingston, Ontario, farmer's market, and I was slightly star-struck.. His style of cooking is very much like mine: lots of lentils, greens, soups, and spices. I got his most recent cookbook, Chef Michael Smith's Kitchen, for Christmas, and it is full of crazy good recipes! After a tough decision regarding which recipe I would try first, this vegetarian chili did not disappoint. The chipotle chilies add TONS of flavor, and the sweet potatoes are a slightly unexpected addition to your average chili. I edited it a bit due to laziness and my cumin threshold, but you can find a version of the original recipe here. Enjoy!
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and 1 cm cubed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chilies in adobo sauce

Garnishes: Cilantro and sour cream

Heat some olive oil in a large soup pot, and add onion and green pepper. Saute veggies over medium heat until they begin to brown (about 7 minutes). Add garlic and spices, and cook for another 2 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, corn, sweet potato, chilies, and 2 cups of water to the pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until desired thickness and potatoes are tender. Throw on some cilantro and sour cream. Voila!

Good beer.. Good knives.. Good food

1 comment:

  1. Dear Jillian, Sarah and Benita,

    We've recently launched the site www.canadiandishes.com, where users can search through hundreds of thousands of recipes from Canadian food sites and food blogs.

    We’ve noticed that you have a great number of tasty, original recipes on your site and we would like to suggest you to have a look at our Top Food Blogs section here:

    If you want to add your food blog to the list and have your recipes indexed on Canadiandishes.com all you have to do is follow the instructions here: http://www.canadiandishes.com/add-your-food-blog
    Our concept is already live in Mexico, US, France, Italy and Spain amongst others. We deliver thousands of visitors to food blogs daily. Some of the top food blogs receive 10,000+ visitors from us on a weekly basis.

    We hope you will join us and your food blog will be up there in the top!

    Warm regards,