- 1 medium spaghetti squash
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 cups peeled and diced sweet potato (1 medium sweet potato)
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, slightly drained
- 3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt*
- 3 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon hot chili powder (optional)
- 2 1/4 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups vegetable broth, or more depending on how thick you like your chili
- Optional toppings: sliced jalapeno, sliced radish, corn chips, cilantro, cashew sour cream, plain Greek yougurt
- Cut the spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds. Take a metal spoon and scrape the spaghetti squash meat out. It will come out in pieces and you should get about 3 cups. Set aside.
- Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat and add the olive oil, onion and a pinch of salt. Cook the onions for 2 minutes and then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Next add the spaghetti squash and sweet potatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the remaining ingredients, except for the broth, to the pot and stir until everything is combined. Then add the broth, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer chili until sweet potatoes are fork tender, 40 – 50 minutes. Chili can be simmered longer if you like. Chili will stay good in the refrigerator for about 5 days.
*You may need to add more salt depending on how salty your broth is.