Black bean chilli

Black bean chilli

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(93 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4 - 6

This chilli is great for casual entertaining - just lay everything out and let people add their own toppings

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal339
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre8g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.45g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 tbsp sweet pimenton (Spanish paprika ) or mild chilli powder
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 3 tbsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 x 400g (2 x 14oz) cans chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

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    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 x 400g (2 x 14oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • a few, or one, of the following to serve: crumbled feta cheese, chopped spring onions, sliced radishes, avocado chunks, soured cream

Method

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil and fry the garlic and onions for 5 mins until almost softened. Add the pimenton and cumin, cook for a few mins, then add the vinegar, sugar, tomatoes and some seasoning. Cook for 10 mins.

  2. Pour in the beans and cook for another 10 mins. Serve with rice and the accompaniments of your choice in small bowls.

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ShR
10th May, 2018
5.05
This is a firm favourite in our family. We have made with the same amount of spices and vinegar as well as 1 tbs less of each as we were getting our young child to eat food with more spice. We all like both versions. We take it to parties all the time and get lots of good comments. The measurements are not incorrect.
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Hannah Ruston
21st Feb, 2018
How am I supposed to get an accurate calorie reading if it says serves 4-6? Is 339 kcal for 1/6th or 1/4? With or without feta cheese?
vaivut
15th Jan, 2018
4.05
Great recipe, but I agree with others that 2 tbsp sugar is too much. I would also use 3 tsp ground cumin. I didn't have the pimenton, so as others suggested I swapped it for: 2 tsp smoked paprika 1.5 tsp ordinary paprika 2 tsp chili powder
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drechana
2nd Oct, 2017
4.05
This recipe is very nice however I think it's quite obvious that the tbsp should be tsp for the spices. 3 tablespoons of cumin and 3 tablespoons of chilli powder is just ridiculous and anyone who has put that amount in and been disappointed with the recipe needs to study cooking a bit. Other than that though with the right amount of spices this is a lovely dish. Bravo to the creator.
WombleK
31st Aug, 2017
5.05
I made this and it was delicious. I substituted the black beans for kidney beans and substituted the spices for a packet of chili con carne mix. I also added some beef mince for extra flavour. Great results. It's already become a family favourite.
Macmadrid
16th Jan, 2018
Hahaha !!!!
gillh007
18th May, 2017
5.05
Top dish. Made many times. As others have side the side extras add to this dish. Great for a group, everyone can help themselves. Never fails
happyhannah
17th May, 2017
5.05
Delicious, quick and easy. One tbsp of hot chilli powder in place of the mild chilli/sweet pimenton works really well. The accompaniements really lift the dish.
heather444
16th Mar, 2017
5.05
Easy to cook and very tasty, produced 6 good portions that can be served with rice. Will definitely cook this again. couldn't find black beans so used used black eyed beans instead. Also, I used tablespoons rather than teaspoons of the spices so that it wasn't too spicy.
gridban
10th Dec, 2016
Where can you buy pimenton? I can't find it anywhere. Following one of the comments above I substituted smoked paprika. The result was quite tasty but definitely not chilli. I also found that with the canned tomatoes and cider vinegar it was a bit too liquidy for my taste.

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jjwats
6th Sep, 2015
This looks lovely, can someone tell me whether the calories quoted above include rice? Thanks
Angus Walker
24th Jan, 2015
Hi I am buying the ingredients for this recipe, but can the amounts really be tablespoons? 3 tablespoons of cumin and curry powder seems a very large amount. Thanks Angus
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goodfoodteam
26th Jan, 2015
Hi Angus, thanks for your question. It does sound like a lot but the quantities are correct. Please do use measuring spoons and for all our recipes the spoon measurements are level unless otherwise stated. You can use less if you prefer but the flavours will be less prominent. Let us know how you get on. 
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