Humpity Day: Pulsing Right Along…

Okay. For the second week of #pulsepledge at the Elen casa I decided to throw together a sweet potato black bean chili and used the recipe from the Minimalist Baker — 5 INGREDIENT SWEET POTATO BLACK BEAN CHILI. You can find it here.

Dana gives you lots of options.

I used yellow onion and olive oil.

No salsa in the house, so I substituted a 19 oz can of seasoned, chopped tomatoes.

I doubled the amount of black beans — it’s all about the pulse for ten weeks — and used all vegetable stock instead of half stock half water. And maybe even a little extra stock because — you know — doubled the black beans.

You’ve got to go with the flow, man!

I used the chili powder, the cumin, the cinnamon (under optional spices) and held hot sauce in reserve, just in case it wasn’t spicy enough for my household. It was. A bunch of you are going to want that hot sauce.


And then I threw some of September’s frozen from-the-cob corn in there, which made this 6 ingredient chili.

Living on the chili edge!

More vegetable stock.

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Because we’re all about the stock!… The pulse!

The pulsing stock? Whatever.

Since I had no cilantro, no red onion, no guac, nor avocado on the premises — What kind of casa am I running? — I went with a little shred of cheddar. Maybe even a big shred.

Dana’s recipe is vegan and gluten free. Mine not so much.

Like any cook, I’m always swapping, substituting, fiddling, fudging when it comes to a recipe.

This was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

So there you have it.

5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili. Thank you, Dana.

Here be Hump Day.

Let’s just treat it like the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day it is.

I might be stuck on that word today.

#PulsePledge #LovePulses


4 thoughts on “Humpity Day: Pulsing Right Along…

  1. This pulse thing is taking off isn’t it? I had my doubts. Not really Elen, anything you endorse has stones. Have you ever read any of Laura Watts recipes? Her blog is ‘The First Mess’ from her post today she is like a pulse ambassador for Canada and the US. I got a thing today from Food Bloggers of Canada and Michael Smith is hosting a contest called “Star of the Show. I’ve sent you a link but it’s also on – a red Le Creuset or a chance to go to PEI with Michael. I know you are a fan of both. If you talk like you write you will win for sure.

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  2. I have made a ground turkey, black bean and sweet potato chili awhile back. I love the flavor that the sweet potato offers. Thanks for the recipe I cannot wait to try this version.

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