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Hearty Stove Top Chili

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 2 hours 2 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x




3 tbsp olive oil, divided

1 large yellow onion, chopped small

1 large carrot, peeled and sliced

2 bell peppers, chopped (red, yellow or orange)

2 cups sweet potato, peeled and cubed

1 pound ground beef

2 tbsp tomato paste

2 large cloves garlic, crushed

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tbsp chili powder

dash of nutmeg

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes

1 cup black beans, drained and dried

Optional Toppings

sour cream

corn bread

cheddar cheese

fresh chopped cilantro


Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat

Add the onion, carrots, peppers and sweet potato sauté about 5-6 minutes until onions start to break down and start to become translucent

Push the vegetables to one side of the dutch oven

Add remaining 1 tbsp olive oil, heat

Add the ground beef, tomato paste and garlic cloves

Season with salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cumin, chili powder and nutmeg

Working with a wooden spatula, mix the spices into the meat and break the meat apart while it cooks, about 5 minutes

Add the brown sugar and diced tomatoes, mix to incorporate and dissolve the sugar

Cover the dutch oven, reduct heat to low and simmer 2-4 hours

Just before serving, mix in the black beans

Serve hot and top with cheese, sour cream and a side of corn bread, if desired

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: chili
  • Method: stove top

Keywords: #stovetopchili, #heartychili