Southwestern Black Bean Chili is an easy and hearty chili that will warm you up on a chilly day.
This black bean chili recipe started as the Chasen’s Chili recipe and morphed based on what I had in the pantry. I also took a hint from some of the fabulous recipes in Choctoberfest and added some chocolate for extra richness. The result was addicting.
Pair it with some cornbread and a salad. Dinner in under an hour. YUM!
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This Southwestern Black Bean Chili is a comforting mildly spiced chili with corn and black beans.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 cans 15 ounce diced tomatoes
- 2 cans 15 ounce black beans
- 1 can 15 ounce corn
- 1 ounce dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- salt to taste
- cayenne pepper optional
In a stock pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook onions until translucent.
Brown ground beef, drain of excess fat if needed.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer until thick, about 30 minutes.
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