Spicy Black Bean Chili

Total Time
2hrs 35mins
Prep 1 hr 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

For a complete meal, serve this spicy chili with fresh-from-the-oven cornbread. Preparation time includes time for soaking beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse beans.
  2. In a large saucepan combine beans and water- Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat- Cover and let stand for 1 hour (Or, skip boiling the water and soak beans overnight in a covered pan).
  4. Drain and rinse beans.
  5. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven cook the onion and garlic in hot oil till tender.
  6. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, salt, and red pepper.
  7. Cook and stir for 1 minutes.
  8. Add the beans, broth, undrained tomatoes, and sherry or water.
  9. Bring to a boil; reduce heat- Cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or till beans are tender.
  10. To serve, ladle chili into individual bowls and dollop with yogurt or sour cream and sprinkle with cilantro.
Most Helpful

Pros: Easy to prepare Very tasty - and not too hot. Cons: Really soupy - not thick like I want chili to be. I tripled the recipe. But next time I make it, I will cut the liquid down by half. It's delicious and wouldn't change anything.

Martin H. February 05, 2016