Today is Cinco de Mayo! I鈥檝e only been to Mexico once, but if there鈥檚 an excuse to drink tequila cocktails, eat cheesy nachos, and have a fiesta, I鈥檓 all in. If you鈥檇 like to keep your Cinco de Mayo on the healthy side this year, this sweet potato and black bean chili is ideal聽鈥 it鈥檚 packed full of fresh veggies and beans, but is still nice and spicy聽(and will make you feel a bit better about all those margaritas鈥). Plus, it can all be cooked up in just one pan! Add a dollop of sour cream, some sliced avocado, and plenty of cilantro for a tasty Mexican dinner worthy of your Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Heat the oil in a large pan, and add the diced onion, garlic, and sweet potato. Cook over a medium heat for a few minutes, until the onion is slightly soft.

2. Add the diced mushrooms, tomatoes, pepper, and corn, along with the spices and tomato puree. Mix well, and continue to cook for a further 5-10 minutes, until the vegetables are all fairly soft.

3. Add the drained black beans, and season to taste. Mix thoroughly, then cover the pan, and leave to simmer for at least 15-20 minutes, until the chili is cooked to your liking.

4. Serve with your choice of toppings聽鈥 I went for sour cream, sliced avocado, and fresh cilantro.

Heat the oil in a large pan, and add the diced onion, garlic, and sweet potato. Cook over a medium heat for a few minutes, until the onion is slightly soft.

Add the diced mushrooms, tomatoes, pepper, and corn, along with the spices and tomato puree. Mix well, and continue to cook for a further 5-10 minutes, until the vegetables are all fairly soft.

Add the drained black beans, and season to taste. Mix thoroughly, then cover the pan and leave to simmer for at least 15-20 minutes, until the chili is cooked to your liking.

The chili should be thick and rich聽鈥 as the sweet potato cooks, it breaks down and thickens the sauce. Feel free to add a dash of water if your chili is looking too thick.

Serve with your choice of toppings聽鈥 I went for sour cream, sliced avocado, and fresh cilantro. A squeeze of lime would be great too, or some tortilla chips for dipping!

It鈥檚 not often that a meal is super healthy, full of flavor,聽and can be made really easily in just one pot. This sweet potato and black bean chili really is the ideal meal.

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