Mexican Black-Bean Chili

  • carolfitz Posted: 01/06/09
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    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.

  • GirlNinja Posted: 12/08/08
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Excellent recipe. Absolutely delish.

  • kirkh99 Posted: 11/26/11
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    We often substitute one can of black beans with one can of kidney beans

  • Jenicus Posted: 11/14/11
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • Aestanley11 Posted: 01/20/14
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    Quick & easy & with a little extra seasonings...delicious!

  • Belanos Posted: 02/02/14
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    I'd actually give this recipe 2.5 stars. It was quick and easy to prepare, but flavor-wise, nothing to write home about; some tweaking (in addition to what I did) would probably help. I used ground sirloin in place of the ground chuck to cut down on fat and calories. I added chipotle and ancho chile powders (for some heat and smokiness) and some unsweetened cocoa powder to the spices, and after the meat had browned, added the spices and let them bloom for a minute before adding the broth and the rest of the ingredients. My beans were unsalted, and I subbed a can of kidney beans for one of the cans of black beans. The flavor improved a little bit over the next couple of days, but not significantly so.

  • calteri Posted: 07/03/14
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    I make chili often, and this is one of the tastiest I've made, and super quick and simple, too. Only problem is that I want to keep eating it even after I'm full. :-)

  • mja489 Posted: 03/20/14
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    Very good, everyone enjoyed. Quick & easy, not as spicy as I would have liked, but I was cooking for some who don't like spicy things. I did simmer longer & added some tomato paste to help thicken. Also added some frozen corn - nice colorful addition. I also used a little more meat - my package was 1 1/3 lb. served with a salad and corn bread. Forgot the sour cream and cilantro.

  • StarBerry Posted: 08/20/14
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    Its a good base.. but honestly by the time i finished it, it was not even the same recipe. I added more cumin, more chili powder, green chili, chipoltes in adobo, jalapeno and a bit of pineapple.

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