Heat 1 TBSP olive oil or water in a large Dutch oven over low heat. Add in onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add in sweet potatoes, carrots, and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. Add in bell peppers and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
Add in all seasonings, including cacao, and sauté for about 30 seconds, adding a little extra oil or water if needed.
Pour in tomatoes, water or broth, tomato paste, chipotle peppers, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce. Stir to combine. Add all beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add in remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Gently simmer for 5 minutes until corn is heated through, tomatoes have softened, and spinach has wilted. Season to taste by adjusting sriracha, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and lime juice.