Chipotle-Black Bean Chili

HOWARD L. PUCKETT
Chipotle chiles frequently come packaged in adobo sauce (a Mexican-type red sauce) and can be very hot. They're usually found in the Mexican section of your supermarket. Substitute 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper for the chipotle, if desired.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 248
Caloriesfromfat 10 %
Fat 2.7 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 13.8 g
Carbohydrate 46.6 g
Fiber 7.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 4.3 mg
Sodium 613 mg
Calcium 131 mg

Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon minced drained canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
2 (14.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add chili powder and next 6 ingredients (chili powder through green chiles); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Ladle chili into individual bowls, and garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Note:

November 1995