Heat up the olive oil in a medium pot (I used a 5 quart pot) over a medium high heat
sauté the onions for 5 minutes
Add in the garlic and sauté for 1 minute
Add in the carrots, jalapeño and sweet potatoes and sauté for about 5 minutes
Add in a small amount more of olive oil, sea salt and pepper
Add in the veggie broth and bring to a boil
Lower heat to medium low and add in chili spices, diced tomatoes and beans. Bring it back to a low boil
Reduce heat to a simmer and let the chili simmer for 1-2 hours. I find the longer it sits and absorbs the flavors, the better!