Low-Fat Black Bean Chili

Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

(high fiber) Overnight soaking not included in preparation time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the beans overnight, drain and rinse.
  2. Cover the beans with water in a large pot, bring to a boil and simmer 1 hour.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the parsley and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until the beans are tender, adding more water if needed.
  4. Remove the orange quarters and serve over cooked whole grains; sprinkle with parsley.
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this soup. My teenage son ate 2 bowl fulls. This also makes TONS of soup so I put some in the freezer for a day when I'm feeling too lazy to cook. I did make a few changes: I used 1 large onion instead of 2. I used 4 cloves of garlic. I didn't have any canned tomatoes so I chopped one large tomato. I also didn't have parsley so I just left it out. I also ommitted the chicken bouillon (we are vegans) and substituted veggie broth powder for another flavor. This is a recipe I plan on using again and again. Thank you!

sunflower99 October 10, 2008

very good flavor. i did'nt use the orange, and i doubled the carrots because i did'nt have any celery. the flavor got better after letting it sit overnite. i thought it was great because i had all of the ingredients on hand, and you could make simple substitutions if you did'nt. good job!

eeee April 22, 2004