Sweet potatoes and black beans together is so natural, that I am sure many folks have combined them already. So, baking a sweet potato and then topping it with this easy black bean chili is not exactly going out on a limb!
The chili takes about thirty minutes to cook so the flavors meld well and the sweet potatoes tend to be ready faster than regular baking potatoes, anyway. A dollop of Tofutti and maybe a little heat for those folks who like it a little spicy and lunch is ready in a snap.
sweet potatoes: $5
onion, garlic, pepper, spices: $1
Total to feed a family of 5: