Beef & Black Bean Chili

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

When this is cooking the smell of this drives me crazy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain and rinse black beans.
  2. Trim excess fat from roast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes.
  3. Heat oil in dutch oven over medium heat.
  4. Add bell peppers, onion, jalapenos and garlic; cook 10 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
  5. Increase heat to high; add beef cubes and brown on all sides.
  6. Reduce heat to low.
  7. Add chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  8. Stir in tomatoes.
  9. Cover and simmer approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes until meat is fork tender.
  10. Add beans and heat through.
  11. Serve in bowls and garnish with cheese, sour cream and green onions as desired.


Most Helpful

Good basic recipe. I felt that it needed some doctoring up to achieve a good complex flavor. It tasted a little flat when I followed the recipe, so I ended up adding 1 teaspoon of oregano, 1/2 teaspoon basil, 2 small bay leaves, 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar, and another 1/4 teaspoon of salt. It was delicious and I served it with cornbread wedges and grated jalapeno cheese on top.

A Messy Cook January 11, 2008

This was really easy. I used ground beef instead, and skipped the jalapenos, opting for chopped dried chile peppers instead. I also cook my own beans from dried beans. Served with cornbread, and most of the gang ate happily (I have one who just doesn't like the texture of beans).

basya January 10, 2008

Have made half dozen times. All our picky eaters love it.

Chicken_Jeff November 21, 2004

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