Cheesy Sweet Potato & Bean Chilli with Tortilla Chips

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Cheesy Sweet Potato & Bean Chilli with Tortilla Chips

Fans of veggie chilli will love this chunky version made with nuggets of sweet potato and a medley of mixed beans simmer with hot spices and brightened with a squeeze of lime juice. Top it off with plenty of cheddar and serve with tortilla chips on the side for scooping.

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  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 large sweet potato, around 250g
  • A pinch or 2 of dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp Cajun ragin' spices
  • 400g tinned cherry tomatoes
  • 400g tin of mixed beans
  • 100g mature cheddar
  • 1 lime
  • 150g veggie mix tortillas

Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 30 mins

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1. Fill your kettle and boil it. Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and grate or crush the garlic. Peel the sweet potato and finely chop it.
2. Set a large pan on a medium heat, then add a splash of oil, the onion and sweet potato. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Fry for 5 mins, stirring often, till glossy.
3. Stir in the garlic, with a pinch of dried chilli flakes (they’re spicy, so use as much or as little as you prefer – you can add more later, if you like) and 2 tsp Cajun spices. Stir and fry for 1 min. Pour in the tinned cherry tomatoes. Tip in the mixed beans with the liquid from their tin. Give everything a stir to mix.
4. Pop a lid on the pan (you can use a baking tray if you don’t have a lid) and simmer for 20 mins, stirring occasionally, till the veg are tender and the chilli is thick. If the chilli seems to be drying out, turn down the heat and add a splash of water.
5. While the chilli simmers, coarsely grate the block of cheddar.
6. Squeeze the juice from half the lime into the chilli. Stir, taste and add a pinch more salt if you think it needs it. Ladle the chilli into 2 warm bowls. Top with the grated cheddar. Serve with tortillas on the side for scooping, and a wedge of lime for squeezing.
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Mum of two


Delicious! DC2 wasn’t a fan but the four year old cleaned his plate and I loved it! Also easy to cook and clean up, and of course healthy.