Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili: What’s On YOUR Plate?

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Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?!

What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters.

Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the groceries at great prices?

Share what’s on your plate!
Each week a featured foodie* will share his or her plate and then the rest of us will get a chance to link up our own posts or share in the comments what good cheap eats we’ve been enjoying.

What’s on Katie’s Plate?

I threw this “chili” together on one of those days where I badly needed to go grocery shopping but there was no possible way to do it. It seemed as if there was nothing in the house to eat, when in reality there just wasn’t anything to make the meals I had planned on for the week. Thank goodness for a well stocked pantry and some random vegetables. I normally keep onion and carrot on hand. I had one stray sweet potato leftover from sweet potato fries and a slew of poblano peppers because I didn’t specify how many I needed on the grocery list I gave my husband and he decided that 5 was the magic number. This recipe is full of flavors and somehow I managed to bring them all together. I was really happy with the addition of the sweet potato, which I decided to add at the last minute. Some of our most favorite, new recipes have come from such scenarios. I guess it’s safe to say that necessity breeds creativity!

— Don’t forget to visit Katie over at GoodLifeEats where she talks about what’s good in the kitchen.

What’s on YOUR Plate?

Share with us a recent meal you prepared. Either link it up below or tell us about it in the comments. Please make sure that you link to in your post so others know where the dinner party is.

And don’t forget to pop around and visit the other good eaters participating today. I’m sure you will be inspired to make all sorts of Good Cheap Eats at your house.

* If you’d like to be a featured foodie, just email me: jessica AT lifeasmom DOT com. Include a photo, a brief description of your plate, and a short bio.

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  1. Black beans and sweet potatoes are 2 of my favorites so I know I would LOVE this! It looks great!! Thanks!

  2. This chili sounds great. Katie, you do the most creative things with black beans – I think every recipe I’ve tried of yours has those suckers in it somehow.

  3. I have been browsing through your blog, a bit, and it looks great. I hope to be back, soon.

  4. A year of slow cooking has something similar to this and its one of my favorite fall foods.

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