Followed all measurements. Used ground bison to keep it really lean. Subbed a blend of chile powder, ancho powder, chipotle powder, and New Mexico green chile powder to total the 1tbs. Used one can petite diced tomato with green chiles & one can with japaleno. Made the night before and was very good upon reheating. Served with CL's cumin chips and chunky avocado salsa.
Mexican Black-Bean Chili
carolfitz Posted: 01/06/09
GirlNinja Posted: 12/08/08
Delicious and very, very easy. I used Hunts Fire Roasted diced tomatoes and also added about 2 Tbsp of tomato paste to thicken it up. You can easily make this for a weeknight dinner. I'll try it with ground turkey or soy crumbles next time.
Natalie137 Posted: 10/16/10
Great chili recipe. I added an additional 1/2 T of chili powder and some more cumin for extra spice. I would probably add more garlic next time. It also might be worth experimenting with a little bit of cinnamon. This is super easy and tasty and will no doubt become a cool weather staple in my house.
nyca5124 Posted: 10/17/09
I've made this recipe a bunch of times, and am making it again tonight. It is quick and easy, and tasty. I would really give it 3.5 stars, because I don't necessarily think it is memorable enough to serve to company, but is very good. Every time I make it, I feel like it needs a little more oomph, but haven't figured out what's missing yet.
joyceso Posted: 10/18/09
Excellent recipe. Absolutely delish.
kirkh99 Posted: 11/26/11
We often substitute one can of black beans with one can of kidney beans
Jenicus Posted: 11/14/11
Very good. However, I like my chilis to be on the spicy side, so will experiment with spices and peppers to give it a little more kick. As an update, I made this chili tonight but made the following changes. I used fire roasted tomatoes instead of regular tomatoes. I also used one can of spicy black beans and one can of regular black beans. Finally, I added a poblano pepper (in addition to the green bell pepper). It was much better and even with all of this spice, it wasn't too spicy. With those changes, I will definitely make again. To reduce fat and calorie content, I will try ground turkey instead of beef.
Cindyhn Posted: 03/01/12
I just made this, and I have to say its very easy and good. I let it simmer a little longer to blend those flavors. I did think it was mild, so I added more Chili powder, Cumin and a little Cayenne Pepper, until it suited my taste. I also added a can of that wonderful Trader Joes corn, it's very sweet and I used Hunts Fire Roasted diced tomatoes. I'll serve this with some sour cream and tortilla chips for dipping or crushing into the chili.
PeteSoup Posted: 03/09/13
I liked this dish a lot and I would make it again some day. Cook time was pretty quick and easy. I made it exactly as the recipe indicated.