Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
28 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

A wee bit of canned chipotle chiles goes a long way in infusing this hearty chili with rich, smoky flavor and a hint of heat. (Cost for 4: $4.69)

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat.

Step 2

Add garlic, onion, and bell pepper; sauté 4 minutes.

Step 3

Add cumin; sauté 30 seconds.

Step 4

Stir in 1 cup water and remaining ingredients.

Step 5

Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

Step 6

Remove 1 cup bean mixture from pan with a slotted spoon; place in a bowl. Mash beans with a fork.

Step 7

Stir mashed beans into chili. Simmer 5 minutes.

Step 8

3 Ways to Riff: - Add ground turkey or ground beef for a meaty version; cook it with the veggies. - Use any other type of bean: kidney beans, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), or red beans. - Swap in 1 can of hominy or 1 cup frozen corn in place of 1 can of beans.

Also appeared in: All You, November, 2015

Ratings & Reviews

Simply tasty

October 08, 2016
Great recipe! Super-easy & yummy. I tried it as is, but it's nice that it lends itself to variations. Nice texture with mashed beans

changed it up a bit...

September 20, 2015
I think this recipe would be 4 stars as is.  However, it's a 5 with these additions:1 extra tsp of chipotle with adobo1 tblsp chili powder2 tblsp of sourcream (whilst cooking)1 package of ground turkeyan extra 1/2 cup of water1 raw sweet potato, cut into 1 in. chunks added at the end before simmering for 4 hours.Awesome!


March 26, 2015
This turned out much better than I expected, after modifications: used beans and tomatoes *with* salt [not 'no salt added']; I added about 1 Tbls oregano, 1 Tbls chili powder, ~1/3-1/2 c corn, and a handful of Morningstar veggie Chik'n pieces right at the end of cooking.  I also cooked it much more than 5 min, more like 1/2 hour at least, and ate the next day so all the flavors would have blended.  Yum!

gr8cooker's Review

February 26, 2015