Serves 4-6

Aromatic Black Bean Chili

30 minPrep Time

1 hr, 30 Cook Time

2 hrTotal Time

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  • 1 Large Yellow onion
  • 2 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Cooking oil
  • 3 Tablespoon Chile powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander
  • 2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoon Dried thyme or epazote
  • 2 Canned chipotles in adobo break them up with spoon in pot
  • 1 pound Textured Vegetable Protein OR 1 pound Cooked Turkey or Chicken Breast cut into small dice/pieces
  • 2 - 28 ounce can Organic Tomatoes (not drained)
  • 3 - 15 ounce can Black Beans (not drained)
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple syrup
  • 1/2 - 1 Bottle medium-dark beer (optional)


  1. Saute onions in oil (or use non stick pan) until soft—about 5 minutes. For a richer flavor, caramelized then. Add garlic and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. You can deglaze with water or beer if onions and garlic start to get too brown
  2. Add rest of ingredients and bring up to just below boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer an hour or two.
  3. Serve Chili in individual bowl or out of the pot with chopped scallions, cilantro, jalapeno, good quality jack cheese, and nonfat greek-style yogurt on the side. Accompanied by a Spinach, Tangerine and Jicama Salad and Organic Blue Corn Chips, Guacamole and Salsas, this makes for a great meal.
Cuisine: American |