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Black Bean Plantain Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Hearty black beans and chunks of ripe plantains are simmered up in a spicy tomato base to make this knock-your-socks-off sweet and spicy plantain chili!
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, plantains
Servings: 6
Calories: 258 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 2 ripe plantains, yellow with plenty of brown spots, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • salt and pepper to taste
Toppings (choose your favorites)
  • fresh cilantro
  • chopped scallions
  • avocado slices
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil and place over medium heat. When oil is hot, add onion and bell pepper. Sauté until softened and onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté about 1 minute more, until very fragrant.
  2. Add beans, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, paprika and ancho chili powder to the pot and give it a stir to incorporate everything. Bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add plantains and simmer 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally, until plantains are softened but not yet mushy.
  3. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide into bowls and top with toppings of choice. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Plantain Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.7g6%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Sodium 882mg37%
Potassium 534mg15%
Carbohydrates 53.5g18%
Fiber 12.5g50%
Sugar 17.5g19%
Protein 11.8g24%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.