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Sweet Potato and Pork Chili

Sweet Potato and Pork Chili
Makes: 4  servings Prep 15 mins Cook 1 hr 30 mins


  • 1 tablespoon  canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups  chopped white onion
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 pound  boneless center-cut pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon  chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon  cumin
  • 1 teaspoon  unsweetened dark-chocolate powder
  • 1 teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup  low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, diced
  • 1 tablespoon  adobo sauce
  • 1 15 ounce can navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup  chopped fresh cilantro (plus more for serving, optional)
  • 4 tablespoons  nonfat Greek yogurt (optional)


1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic and sweet potato; cook 8 to 10 minutes, until tender. Season the pork with the salt and black pepper; add the meat to pot and cook until browned, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.

2. Mix in the chili powder, cumin, dark-chocolate powder, oregano and cinnamon; cook 2 minutes. Add the vegetable stock, tomatoes, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce; stir, then bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover pot and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pork is tender, about 1 hour. Stir in the navy beans and cilantro; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve the chili topped with more cilantro and a dollop of yogurt if desired.


Why This Recipe Works for Weight Loss:
  • A diet that includes plenty of lean protein has been linked in studies to successful long-term weight loss.Foods high in water volume, such as chili and soup, have fewer calories but still satisfy and fill you up.Beans are loaded with fiber, which helps to keep you feeling full longer.


  • Beans are loaded with fiber, which helps to keep you feeling full longer.
From FitnessMagazine.com