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Black Bean Chili

Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2018

Black Bean Chili is so awesome. I mean it’s the perfect stick-to-the-ribs meal without being excessively high in calories. Besides all that, it’s vegan and gluten free. I always appreciate having healthier recipes on hand that I can enjoy especially in the winter months. Soups warm me up and fill me up for hours–especially one as hearty as this one.

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Last year I was visiting a friend in Plano. (She’s since moved to Frisco Lakes). We tried to meet together about once a month to catch up, pray together and share a meal. I brought a huge salad that day and she prepared a version of this recipe. I loved it. After giving me the recipe, I realized last month it was another one that got buried in my computer and hadn’t seen the light of day. 🙂

I started with her basic recipe, but added leeks, bell peppers, celery and carrots to provide a little more bulk and include more veggies. It had the same great flavor I remembered, but it was a little more inviting with all those extra veggies added in. I served it along with a Garden Vegetable Soup to our Friday night care group in January. I warmed up the leftovers for lunches for a couple of days and enjoyed every mouthful.

I served Black Bean Chili with salsa and without salsa. I added cheese and left off the cheese, sometimes I served it with green onions. Every which way I served it was heavenly. Plus, it’s terrific with homemade bread. This amazing Tex-Mex recipe was comfort food extraordinaire! 🙂

If you’re looking for a healthy, clean-eating Meatless Monday dish that’s vegan and gluten free, then you’ve got to give Black Bean Chili a try. Don’t be surprised if your family wants seconds or thirds. It’s that good.

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Black Bean Chili is awesome served with salsa and green onions.

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Serve Black Bean Chili with some delicious homemade bread and you have a complete meal!

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If you’re not vegan it’s also terrific served with a few sprinkles of cheese.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. The black beans were soaked overnight in water.

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Place soaked black beans and cilantro into a large Dutch oven. Add vegetable stock.

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Add water. Cover with lid and cook for 2 hours over low to medium heat.

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Meanwhile, drizzle avocado oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add cumin, oregano, paprika and cayenne pepper.

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Stir ingredients and cook a minute or two until spices are fragrant.

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Add a cup of water.

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Add celery, carrots, onions, leeks, garlic and yellow bell peppers.

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Stir to combine and saute about 10 minutes until veggies are mostly tender.

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Add veggie mixture along with fresh tomatoes into Dutch oven with black beans. Cover with lid and simmer an additional 30 minutes.

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Season with salt and garnish with fresh oregano or cilantro, if desired.

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Eating a bowl of this hearty chili will certainly fill you up quickly. I found it hard to eat more than about 1/2 to 2/3 cup at a time because it was so filling.

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Salsa, cheese and a little bread are the perfect accompaniments for this chili.

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This soup was so hearty and filling!

Here’s the recipe.

BLACK BEAN CHILI

(Recipe inspired from Gail Harlin, Frisco Lakes, TX; recipe source: inspired from Food For Life by Neal Barnard, M.D.)

Black Bean Chili | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous #blackbean #chili recipe that's perfect for cold, winter days. It's healthy, #vegan, #glutenfree & #cleaneating. #TexMex #soup #MeatlessMondays

Black Bean Chili

This amazing Tex-Mex chili is chocked full of veggies and so perfect for cold, wintery days. It's hearty, satisfying and delicious comfort food and good for what ails ya! This clean-eating recipe is also healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 12 mins
Course Soup, Stews and Chowders
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 10
Calories 143 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups dried black beans
  • 32 oz. ctn. vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water divided use
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper diced (any color)
  • 2 cloves garlic mincecd
  • 1 1/2 cups roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 leek green top removed, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped (for garnish)
  • salsa as desired
  • fresh oregano or cilantro for garnish, as desired

Instructions
 

  • Place beans in a large bowl with 4-6 cups water to soak overnight.
  • Pour off water and discard.
  • Place soaked beans in a large Dutch oven or large stock pot with vegetable broth, 2 cups water and cilantro.
  • Bring beans to a simmer, and cook until tender—about 2 hours.
  • Heat a skillet over low to medium heat.
  • Add avocado oil and heat oil.
  • Add cumin, oregano, paprika and cayenne pepper and cook a minute or two until spices are fragrant.
  • To same skillet add remaining 1 cup water.
  • Stir in the bell pepper, onion, garlic, carrots, leeks and celery and cook about 10 minutes until veggies are soft.
  • Add veggie mixture to the bean pot.
  • Stir in tomatoes.
  • Simmer 30 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh oregano or cilantro.
  • Serve with chopped green onions and salsa.

Notes

NOTE: For best flavor and digestion, soak the beans in water overnight.
Recipe inspired from Gail Harlin, Frisco Lakes, TX; recipe source: inspired from Food For Life by Neal Barnard, M.D.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 8gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 959mgPotassium: 300mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3250IUVitamin C: 50.3mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 2.9mg
Keyword black beans, gluten free, main dish, soup, vegan, vegetable
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Black Bean Chili is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.

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If you enjoy Tex-Mex inspired recipes, this one is amazing comfort food.

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Black Bean Chili will have you smacking your lips in no time. 🙂

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Black Bean Chili | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous #blackbean #chili recipe that's perfect for cold, winter days. It's healthy, #vegan, #glutenfree & #cleaneating. #TexMex #soup #MeatlessMondays

Black Bean Chili

This amazing Tex-Mex chili is chocked full of veggies and so perfect for cold, wintery days. It's hearty, satisfying and delicious comfort food and good for what ails ya! This clean-eating recipe is also healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 12 mins
Course Soup, Stews and Chowders
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 10
Calories 143 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups dried black beans
  • 32 oz. ctn. vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water divided use
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper diced (any color)
  • 2 cloves garlic mincecd
  • 1 1/2 cups roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 leek green top removed, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped (for garnish)
  • salsa as desired
  • fresh oregano or cilantro for garnish, as desired

Instructions
 

  • Place beans in a large bowl with 4-6 cups water to soak overnight.
  • Pour off water and discard.
  • Place soaked beans in a large Dutch oven or large stock pot with vegetable broth, 2 cups water and cilantro.
  • Bring beans to a simmer, and cook until tender—about 2 hours.
  • Heat a skillet over low to medium heat.
  • Add avocado oil and heat oil.
  • Add cumin, oregano, paprika and cayenne pepper and cook a minute or two until spices are fragrant.
  • To same skillet add remaining 1 cup water.
  • Stir in the bell pepper, onion, garlic, carrots, leeks and celery and cook about 10 minutes until veggies are soft.
  • Add veggie mixture to the bean pot.
  • Stir in tomatoes.
  • Simmer 30 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh oregano or cilantro.
  • Serve with chopped green onions and salsa.

Notes

NOTE: For best flavor and digestion, soak the beans in water overnight.
Recipe inspired from Gail Harlin, Frisco Lakes, TX; recipe source: inspired from Food For Life by Neal Barnard, M.D.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 8gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 959mgPotassium: 300mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3250IUVitamin C: 50.3mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 2.9mg
Keyword black beans, gluten free, main dish, soup, vegan, vegetable
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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