Smoky Black Bean Chili

Oct 28, 2021, 5:00:00 PM

This quick and easy black bean chili recipe is ready to eat in about an hour. It's a tasty fall dinner option with the flavors of smoked bacon and chipotle.

Prep: 15 minutes - Cook: 41 minutes - Serves: 8


  • 1            pound applewood smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1            medium white onion, chopped
  • 3            garlic cloves, minced
  • 2            teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2   teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • 3            cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed, 1 can coarsely mashed
  • 1            container (32 ounces) chicken stock
  • 1            jar (16 ounces) mild salsa
  • 1/4       teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4       teaspoon ground black pepper
  •                Sour cream, sliced red onion, chopped avocado and/or chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


1. In medium saucepot, cook bacon over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally; with slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel-lined plate. Drain all but 1/4 cup drippings from saucepot.

2. In same saucepot with drippings, cook onion 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, cumin and chili powder; cook 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Stir in beans, stock, salsa, salt, pepper and bacon; heat to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Makes about 10 cups.

3. Serve chili topped with sour cream, red onion, avocado and/or cilantro, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 1/4 cups ): 414 Calories, 22g Fat, 7g Saturated Fat, 35mg Cholesterol, 2079mg Sodium, 36g Carbohydrates, 10g Fiber, 6g Sugars, 0g Added Sugars, 25g Protein