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Black Bean Chili

March 22, 2018Teresa

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.)

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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.
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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Passive Time 12 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Passive Time 12 hours
Servings
Ingredients
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
Instructions
  1. Place beans in a large bowl with 4-6 cups water to soak overnight.
  2. Pour off water and discard.
  3. Place soaked beans in a large Dutch oven or large stock pot with vegetable broth, 2 cups water and cilantro.
  4. Bring beans to a simmer, and cook until tender—about 2 hours.
  5. Heat a skillet over low to medium heat.
  6. Add avocado oil and heat oil.
  7. Add cumin, oregano, paprika and cayenne pepper and cook a minute or two until spices are fragrant.
  8. To same skillet add remaining 1 cup water.
  9. Stir in the bell pepper, onion, garlic, carrots, leeks and celery and cook about 10 minutes until veggies are soft.
  10. Add veggie mixture to the bean pot.
  11. Stir in tomatoes.
  12. Simmer 30 minutes.
  13. Add salt to taste.
  14. Garnish with fresh oregano or cilantro.
  15. Serve with chopped green onions and salsa.
Recipe 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
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 is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.

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

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

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 will have you smacking your lips in no time. 🙂

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Print Recipe
Black Bean Chili BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
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.
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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Passive Time 12 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Passive Time 12 hours
Servings
Ingredients
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
Instructions
  1. Place beans in a large bowl with 4-6 cups water to soak overnight.
  2. Pour off water and discard.
  3. Place soaked beans in a large Dutch oven or large stock pot with vegetable broth, 2 cups water and cilantro.
  4. Bring beans to a simmer, and cook until tender—about 2 hours.
  5. Heat a skillet over low to medium heat.
  6. Add avocado oil and heat oil.
  7. Add cumin, oregano, paprika and cayenne pepper and cook a minute or two until spices are fragrant.
  8. To same skillet add remaining 1 cup water.
  9. Stir in the bell pepper, onion, garlic, carrots, leeks and celery and cook about 10 minutes until veggies are soft.
  10. Add veggie mixture to the bean pot.
  11. Stir in tomatoes.
  12. Simmer 30 minutes.
  13. Add salt to taste.
  14. Garnish with fresh oregano or cilantro.
  15. Serve with chopped green onions and salsa.
Recipe 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

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