Sweet Potato Chili Fries
This fun meal can easily be made ahead of time. Cook the chili and prep the slaw in advance. Then roast the sweet potato wedges and assemble just before serving.
Recipe type: Main dish, appetizer
Serves: 4
Veggie Chili (makes extra)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 chipotle peppers from canned chipotles in adobo, diced, plus 3 tablespoons sauce*
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, plus wedges for serving
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water, if needed
Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 to 4 small sweet potatoes, sliced into wedges
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Red Cabbage Slaw
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro, more for garnish
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Yogurt Sauce (optional, skip if vegan)
  • ½ cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • diced avocado
  • sliced jalapeño (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make the chili: Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, a few pinches of salt and pepper, and stir. Cook until the onion is slightly translucent, and then add the garlic and green pepper. Stir and cook until soft, 5 to 8 minutes, turning the heat down as needed. Add the tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, chipotles, adobo sauce, corn, salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the chili becomes too thick, add water as needed. Stir in the lime juice and season to taste with more salt and pepper, as desired.
  3. Roast the sweet potatoes: Arrange the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast 35 minutes or until browned around the edges.
  4. Make the slaw: In a medium bowl, combine the cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and pinches of salt and pepper. Season to taste and set aside.
  5. Make the yogurt sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, olive oil, lime juice, and a pinch of salt.
  6. Assemble the chili fries with a layer of sweet potato wedges and a scoop of chili. Top with the slaw, avocado, and jalapeño and yogurt sauce, if using. Serve with lime wedges and garnish with cilantro.
*Chipotle peppers can vary in spice level. If you’re sensitive to spice, start with less. If you love spice, add more to taste. If you’ve made your chili too spicy, add more lime juice and a bit of olive oil to tone it down.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/sweet-potato-chili-fries/