Black Bean Chili

During the chilly months, nothing is quite as satisfying as sitting down to a huge bowl of hearty {vegan} chili! I usually make my chili in large batches and freeze it for nights I am too busy to cook. With each batch I try and get a little creative by adding a new ingredient. For my most recent “husband approved” batch I added a little Mexican flair by incorporating a ranch packet and avocado…

Black Bean Chili 

Adapted from The Endless Meal

Ingredients

1 onion, diced

1 green pepper, diced

4-5 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup salsa

1 28 oz can sliced stewed tomatoes

2 cans black beans

1 can chili beans

3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels

1 avocado, diced

1 packet chili seasoning

1 packet dry ranch mix {optional}

A squeeze of lime juice

Salt/pepper

Mozzarella cheese, grated

Instructions

Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add green pepper and cook 2 more minutes.

Add salsa, tomatoes, chili beans and black beans and bring to a boil. Add chili and ranch packets {if using}. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add corn and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 more minutes or more {the longer it simmers, the better}!

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Gently toss the avocado in lime juice.

Pour chili in bowls and top with cheese {if you’re vegan cheating} and avocado.

I am pretty sure this is my favorite chili variation yet! See, vegan can be delicious {just don’t add the cheese}!

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18 Comments

  1. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    January 17, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    Your recipes always look so good! Soup and chili that I can freeze have been my go-to lately. Not sure what I would do with out that option. I'm still planning on making the buffalo chicken soon 🙂

  2. Katie
    January 17, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    we make a similar one to this but this looks great too! I think I need to try this ASAP 🙂 Looks good girl!

  3. Jessica @ Lavender and Lilies
    January 17, 2013 / 3:00 pm

    I need to make this. Looks delicious!

  4. Definitely Sarah B.
    January 17, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    This looks so so yummy! Think this may be my weekend "soup"! Thank you!!

  5. SHAYNA
    January 17, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    Yummy! This looks SO good! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Pink Lace and Cupcakes
    January 17, 2013 / 3:54 pm

    Yumm!! I can't wait to try this – thank you for sharing:)

  7. Nicole-Lynn
    January 17, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    Yummy! Looks so good!

  8. Wine and Summer
    January 17, 2013 / 5:02 pm

    This looks amazing! I need to make this asap!

  9. Sara Reed
    January 18, 2013 / 12:53 am

    Looks delicious! Will have to try ASAP because of this wet, nasty weather! xo

  10. Luci
    January 18, 2013 / 1:28 am

    You had me at avocado!! This looks delish!!

  11. Potatoes and Pilates
    January 18, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Looks yum – I think I would add a little chilli or jalepeno to spice it up!

  12. Melissa
    January 18, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    If this tastes half as good as it looks, I'm sure it's delicious!

  13. YUMMommy
    January 19, 2013 / 3:40 am

    We are chili lovers! I eat it year round. Can't wait to try out the recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

  14. Allison
    January 19, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    This looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  15. Kristen @ The Endless Meal
    January 22, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    I love the idea of adding dry ranch mix. I will be doing that next time for sure!!

  16. MaryGrace Bell
    February 28, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    I finally made this, and it is delicious! I will definitely be making it again. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Maureen SIM
    October 14, 2013 / 11:56 pm

    Pinned this bad boy! 🙂

  18. Marlene Detierro
    October 1, 2015 / 10:01 am

    Wonderful recipe! I like black bean but my husband doesn't so this is perfect for me!MarleneVisit my site for Lake LBJ Real Estate

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