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Bowl of Black Bean Chili Topped with Avocado, Scallions and Cilantro
Spicy Black Bean Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Loaded with flavor and easy to make, this spicy black bean chili is perfect for everything from weeknight dinners to feeding a crowd!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 231 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 3 (14 ounce or 400 gram) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 (14 ounce or 400 gram) cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with the oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. When the oil is hot, add the onion and pepper. Sweat the veggies for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the peppers are soft and the onions are translucent.

  3. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and ancho chile powder. Stir to coat the veggies with the spices and cook everything for about 1 minute, until very fragrant, stirring frequently.

  4. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, broth, and tomato paste. Raise the heat and bring the liquid to a boil

  5. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes, until thickened.

  6. Stir in the corn, continue cooking the chili for a minute, then remove the pot from heat.

  7. Season the chili with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust any other seasonings to your liking.

  8. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Black Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 943mg27%
Carbohydrates 37.9g13%
Fiber 10.7g43%
Sugar 7.6g8%
Protein 12.3g25%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.