Spicy Black Bean Barbecue Chili

Enjoy this spicy slow-cooked black bean chili - perfect for dinner.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 13 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

2
cups dried black beans (1 pound), sorted and rinsed
10
cups water
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
6
cloves garlic, finely chopped
4
cups water
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1
cup hickory barbecue sauce
1
chipotle chili in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (from 11-ounce can)
2
cups frozen veggie crumbles
1
medium green or red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat beans and 10 cups water to boiling in 4-quart Dutch oven; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender and light golden brown.
  • 3 Drain beans. Place beans in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Add 4 cups water and onion mixture.
  • 4 Cover and cook on low heat setting 10 to 12 hours or until beans are tender. Stir in tomatoes, barbecue sauce, chili, adobo sauce and frozen veggie crumbles. Cover and cook on high heat setting 30 minutes. Serve chili sprinkled with bell pepper and cilantro.
  • 1 Heat beans and 10 cups water to boiling in 4-quart Dutch oven; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender and light golden brown.
  • 3 Drain beans. Place beans in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Add 4 cups water and onion mixture.
  • 4 Cover and cook on low heat setting 10 to 12 hours or until beans are tender. Stir in tomatoes, barbecue sauce, chili, adobo sauce and frozen veggie crumbles. Cover and cook on high heat setting 30 minutes. Serve chili sprinkled with bell pepper and cilantro.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For chili that is spicier, use 2 chipotle chilies and 2 teaspoons adobo sauce.

Soak beans in cold water overnight rather than using the quick-soak method in the recipe.

Serve this black bean chili with crusty bread or rolls and a salad of leafy greens.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
840mg
840%;
Total Carbohydrate
66g
66%
(Dietary Fiber
11g
11%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
34%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.