Chili With Black Beans

While a lot of chili recipes use kidney beans, you can make chili with black beans instead, and the result will still be delicious. This recipe for chili with black beans is perfect for a weeknight dinner. It’s quick to make and hearty enough to keep you full for hours!


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped red onions
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 15-oz cans black beans
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 29-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 29-oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 chopped serrano peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups bell peppers


  • Put a big pot on the stove on medium heat. Let it heat up a bit, then add the olive oil and garlic. Stir it around for a minute or two, then add the onions. Cook the onions until they’re browned and translucent.
  • Add the meat to the pot. Break it up and cook it until it’s cooked all the way.
  • Throw in the peppers, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt, and pepper, and mix everything together. Then, dump in the beans without draining them. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chicken broth and stir.
  • Bring everything to a boil, then turn down the heat to low and let it simmer for 25 to 35 minutes.
Chuck 'The Chili Guy' Miller

Hey I'm Chuck "The Chili Guy" Miller. Chili is my passion so I have expertly crafted my list of tried and true award worthy chili recipes that will warm your soul. My gift to you from one chili connoisseur to another. - Chuck

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