Lean Beef Sweet Potato Chili (no beans)

Sep 29, 2021 | Main Meals

As we begin to trade t-shirts for sweatshirts and feel the chill of cool Autumn mornings, you may start to crave cozy comfort meals to satisfy the chill. 

While comfort foods are often perceived as higher fat or higher sugar alternatives to healthier dishes. But, with a few simple adjustments this may not always be the case! 

·      Add in more veggies to bulk up the nutrition factor such as sweet potatoes, squash and apples. 

·      Swap out a higher fat ingredient like sour cream for low fat Greek yogurt. 

·      Change the portion size. Enjoy your comfort food as is, simply reduce your portion size and enjoy. 

Chili is a fall and winter favorite, add in sweet potatoes to further enhance the cozy comfort food factor on this popular dish! 


Lean Beef Sweet Potato Chili 

Prep: 10 minutes 

Ready in: 30 minutes 

Makes: 5 Cups  Servings 


·      1 tablespoon olive oil 

·      1 small onion, minced 

·      1 carrot, diced 

·      ½ bell pepper, diced 

·      3 garlic cloves, minced 

·      1 jalapeno pepper, minced 

·      1-pound 92% Ground Beef 

·      2 teaspoons ground cumin 

·      1 tablespoon chili powder

·      ½ tablespoon smoked paprika 

·      1 teaspoon ground coriander 

·      1 teaspoon kosher salt 

·      28 ounces canned crushed tomato 

·      18 oz baked Sweet potato fries (frozen or homemade)


  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add in olive oil, onions, carrots and bell pepper. Sauté until onions are soft and translucent, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add in garlic and jalapeno pepper. Stirring constantly, cook for about 1 minute, careful to not let garlic burn.

  3. Add in Ground Beef, breaking up into bits with large spoon cook until no longer pink and beef is well cooked. About 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Stir in all spice’s, cumin through salt. Add in crushed tomatoes.

  5. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes.

  6. Portion chili into 4 serving bowls, top with Alexia sweet potatoes.


  • Serve with diced avocado and shredded Mexican cheese if desired.

Nutrition information for 1 cup without sweet potatoes:  

225 calories, 15g Carbohydrate; 10g fat; 20g protein; 1,307mg sodium; 4g fiber 


Nutrition Information for 1 cup + sweet potatoes: 

393 calories; 44g carbohydrate, 16g fat; 22g protein; 1,476mg sodium; 7g fiber 


Meet Your Dietitian

Jacqui portrait

Hi, I’m Jacqueline

I understand first hand how frustrating weight loss programs can be without the proper guidance. My goal is to help you change your mindset from restrictive dieting to one of freedom and confidence around food. I’d love to help you on your journey.


View Categories

Free Download

bowl of sliced oranges and applies
Get a Jump Start: Download My Free 3-day Meal Plan

Kick-start your weight loss plan with recipes, meal ideas + more!


Veggie Enchiladas

Veggie Enchiladas

Nothing says winter like cozy winter meals! Turn your favorite comfort foods into deliciously healthy meals with just a few modifications, for instance add in more veggies or switch out a higher fat ingredient for a lower fat ingredient. Need some ideas? ...

Chicken, Asparagus, Carrot Sheet Pan Dinner

Chicken, Asparagus, Carrot Sheet Pan Dinner

Chicken, Asparagus & Carrot Sheet Pan Dinner Sheet pan meals are the answer to easy meal prep! Filled with good quality protein and lots of veggies, there's really no wrong way to prepare this meal. I love adding in lots of colorful vegetables to sheet pan meals,...

White Bean Fettuccini

White Bean Fettuccini

White Bean Fettuccini Weeknight dinners are hard, no doubt about it! If you want your family to join you – that may feel near impossible! However, with just a few ingredients and a plan, you can have dinner on the table start to finish in just 30 minutes. 8 ounces...

Crunchy Slaw Burgers 

Crunchy Slaw Burgers 

Crunchy Slaw Burgers You'll love these savory crunchy burgers, perfect for a weeknight or entertaining! At only 480 calories, this burger has it all! Cheese, burger, mayo and crunch! Who said burgers were off limits for weight loss? 4 Beef Patties4 Whole Wheat...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This