sweet potato black bean pumpkin chili with avocado and chips
How to Make...

Vegan Sweet Potato Black Bean Pumpkin Chili

This super simple Vegan Sweet Potato Black Bean Pumpkin Chili comes together with pantry staples in just 4 hours in the slow cooker. Gluten free, great for leftovers and meal prep.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Scale:


  • 4 cups sweet potato, cut about 1″ cubes (about 2 large potatoes)
  • 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 TBS minced garlic
  • 14 oz canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14 oz canned pumpkin
  • 14 oz canned crushed tomatoes (not drained)
  • 3 cups vegetable stock


  • 2 TBS chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon


  • avocado
  • tortilla chips
  • cilantro
  • cheese or sour cream, if not vegan


  1. Prepare and cut sweet potato and onion. Add into crock pot, then add your garlic, rinsed black beans, pumpkin, crushed tomatoes (including juice), and vegetable stock.
  2. Add in all of your seasonings, with salt to taste (add more salt if you prefer) and stir until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Recipe serves about 8 small-medium bowls, or 6 large bowls. Top with avocado, cilantro, cheese and/or sour cream (if not vegan).
  5. Chili will keep in fridge up to 5 days, or store in airtight container in freezer up to 3 months.

Recipes Notes:

This recipe is very adaptable, so play around with add-ins and spices to your liking. I’ve used bell peppers, replaced the sweet potatoes with squash, and have also made with quinoa before.

Nutrition based on 8 servings, about two heaping spoonfuls with large serving spoon.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 medium bowl
  • Calories: 164
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 645mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg