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Sweet Potato Sweet Chili Bowls


Sweet and savory with a touch of heat. Quick and easy. Full of sweet potatoes, bok choy, black beans, rice and topped with sweet chili sauce, these sweet potato sweet chili bowls are a vegetarian 30 minute one dish meal that reheats wonderfully. Sweet-Potato-Sweet-Chili Bowl-1

Tell me if you’ve ever had this happen– you see a stranger, someone you’ve never seen before and then suddenly you notice this person all over the place? I’ve been feeling this way about sweet potatoes lately. Sweet potatoes and I used to be basically strangers. We’d have them with dinner a few times throughout the year at my mother in law’s house. Then, suddenly I saw them everywhere and they looked darn good. I decided to give sweet potatoes another chance, a real chance beyond ho-hum Thanksgiving treatment and it turns out I really misjudged them. Sweet-Potato-Sweet-Chili-Bowls-3

My new favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is in these sweet potato sweet chili bowls.  Lately I’ve been all over the “bowl” thing as you might have noticed since I just posted my Hoppin’ John bowl recipe last week. But judging from the responses I got from you guys, I think you’re loving them too and there are so many reasons for them to be loved.Sweet Potato-Sweet-Chili-Bowls-4

1) They are super quick and simple to make.

2) They incorporate lots of rice and veggies, which I love, that make them healthy and filling.

3) They are great for meal prepping and packing.

These sweet potato sweet chili bowls make a great vegetarian meal that even my meat loving boys enjoy and they are on the table in a flash.

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Sweet Potato Sweet Chili Bowls

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Full of sweet potatoes, bok choy, black beans, rice and topped with sweet chili sauce, these sweet potato sweet chili bowls are a vegetarian 30 minute one dish meal.


  • 1 1/2 cups leftover rice or quinoa
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups bok choy, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


  1. In a large skillet or wok heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Then add the sweet potatoes and saute for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the bok choy to the  pan and cook for another 5 minutes, continuing to stir occasionally.
  3. Add the black beans and leftover rice or quinoa and cook until heated through completely. Stir in 3 Tablespoons of sweet chili sauce.
  4. To serve, top with the sliced green onion, chopped cilantro and serve with a lime wedge.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466

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Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

Your intro made me laugh out loud but yeah I know exactly what you mean!! And I love sweet potatoes too. Your chilli bowls look so good!

Amy D

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

Any day that I can make someone laugh is a good day! Hope that you'll enjoy these bowls Kavey.


Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

I would happily eat comforting bowls like this all year round. Anything with sweet potato is good with me.

Luci's Morsels

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

I love how easy this is to make and I it would be the perfect meal to make ahead and grab on the go throughout the weekdays! I am definitely going to try this soon. Thanks for sharing!

Shashi at Savory Spin

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

Hahaha! I gotta say, I sure am glad I stumbled on here through FBC - What a fantastic segue! While sweet potatoes are not strangers to me - I do keep noticing this fella almost every where I go - don't know if at all - but he pops up at Starbucks, the grocery store, the post office...crazy! By the way, this sounds absolutely delicious - I thought I had a big enough breakfast that I could skip lunch but not after seeing these bowls!

Amy D

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

I definitely think that they've grown in popularity lately Shashi, but I can see why!

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