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Easy Black Bean Chili

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This Easy Black Bean Chili is a hearty chili packed with flavor and made with black beans as opposed to the classic pinto bean chili.

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Cooking one pot meals is something I love to do for dinners. Especially when you can make a large batch of something. With less to wash later, it makes whipping up a dinner much easier. Since winter calls for warm cozy comforting foods and chili seems to be a staple during this time of year for so many of us. I figured it was time to share my recipe for this Easy Black Bean Chili.

Chili is a great one to make because not only is it a one pot meal but it is that can be made in minutes or ahead of time if needed. There is also the added bonus that you can pretty much alter it any way you like to suit your families taste. This one has less to do with spiciness so it is a great one for kids however you can easily spice it up with an addition of a jalapẽno pepper or a dash of cayenne pepper. Although I have had many variations of chilis, this one is made with black beans instead of the classic pinto which I tend to prefer. It is delicious served on it’s own but even better with a bit of cheese and sliced avocado. You can also easily make this one a vegetarian dish simply by omitting the ground beef.

For more one pot style meals be sure to check out my Simple Potato Soup or my Homestyle Chicken and Dumplings. Both are one pot meals that are so cozy and comforting that everyone seems to love.

What You Will Need To Make This Easy Black Bean Chili

3 (15 oz) cans of black beans

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp cumin

3 garlic cloves

1 (14.5 oz) can of diced or crushed tomatoes

1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning

2 small bell peppers ( any kind you like, I prefer 1 red and 1 yellow)

1 lb lean ground beef

1 small white onion

salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp red vinegar or balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp olive oil

Directions

Heat a large pot or a dutch oven with the olive oil and begin browning the ground beef. Dice the onions and bell peppers. Add them to the browning ground beef. Add the cumin, chili powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Grate the garlic in or mince it well before adding. Add in the tomatoes and beans then finally the vinegar.

Cover and allow the mixture to simmer on low for about 30 minutes or until the flavors are well combined.

Serve alone or with shredded cheese and fresh avocado slices.

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Tools You Need

dutch oven or large pot

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Cast iron dutch oven

Wooden measuring spoons

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easy black bean chili in a white bowl

Easy Black Bean Chili

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

a hearty chili made with black beans

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 3 (15 oz) cans of black beans
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small white onion
  • 2 small bell peppers (1 red and 1 yellow or use two of your favorite types)

Instructions

    1. Heat a skillet with the olive oil and begin browning the ground beef.
    2. Dice the onions and bell peppers. Add them to the browning ground beef.
    3. Add the cumin, chili powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
    4. Grate the garlic in or mince it well before adding.
    5. Add in the tomatoes and beans then finally the vinegar.
    6. Cover and allow the mixture to simmer on low for about 30 minutes or until the flavors are well combined.
    7. Serve alone or with shredded cheese and fresh avocado
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 19g

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