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Chili Vegetables over Sweet Potatoes

I love dishes with a lot of vegetables. This recipe is very filling and satisficing. It has just the right amount of heat with sweet that leaves your taste buds satisfied. I honestly don’t miss the meat at all.  

Stove Top & Oven

If you have zero ingredients then this recipe will cost about $17.02 as of April 2022. 

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $8.32

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 4

Equipment needed: 1 sheet pan and 1 pot for vegetables.

Cook time: 40 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry you will have a savings of about $8.70.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $8.70 as of April 2022

  • chili powder $0.98
  • ground cumin $0.98
  • ground coriander $3.97
  • olive oil 17 oz. $2.77


Total: $8.32 as of April 2022

  • 1 onion $0.62
  • 1 garlic bulb $0.48
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes $3.12
  • 1 medium green pepper $0.78
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz $0.72
  • 1 can black beans 14.5 oz $0.72
  • 1 bag frozen corn 12 oz $0.72
  • 1 sour cream 8 oz $1.16

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. Place tin foil on rack in the oven then add potatoes. Bake 35 – 40 minutes or until fork tender turning once after 20 minutes.
    • I like to add tin foil under the wire rack and place the potatoes right on the rack. This will make a little mess on the rack.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet heat 1.5 teaspoons of olive oil then sauté green peppers, onions and spices for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the garlic clove for 1 minute then add the tomatoes and beans; bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to med-low then simmer uncovered, for 20 min.
  6. Stir in corn and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  7. Cut sweet potatoes in half and distribute chili vegetables evenly.
  8. Add sour cream to the top if desired.

This recipe can also be found in Menu 2 – Family of 4

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