Black bean chilli

Black bean chilli

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(77 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

    ol-iv oyl

    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

    un-yun

    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

    toe-mart-oh

    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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kathy535
9th Mar, 2012
3.05
Forgot to rate!
kathy535
9th Mar, 2012
3.05
I was expecting great things from this chilli but was rather disappointed. I used teaspoons of the spices as the recommended tablespoons seemed rather too much. Overall it was OK,perfectly acceptable for a family meal but a bit dull really. I might make it again as it was quick and easy.
hyndsd
26th Feb, 2012
5.05
Delicious and so quick and easy!!! Went down really well with family xx
annapavlova
25th Jan, 2012
4.05
This was a really good chilli, and a really simple recipe- I had cooked up a big pot of dried black beans and was looking for something to make them into. I read the cumin and paprika instruction as tsps, not tbsps, and i think that was fortunate. I omitted the sugar as I could see no reason for it- the tomatoes are sweet, the beans are sweet, the paprika is sweet and it isn't a dessert! The vinegar gave a lovely piquant edge to the taste. I added some chilli powder as I wanted a bit more heat. Both my children aged 10 and 12 (and both adults) cleared their plates which says a lot. I think I will be making this or variations on it regularly.
judinz
29th Dec, 2011
yum, so glad I came across this site - gonna save me a fortune in veggie cookery books ;)
ivorcut2
29th Dec, 2011
5.05
This really is as good as everybody is saying. The vinegar utterly transforms it into something magical. I've made it a few times and now add even more vinegar than the recipe says as I like it so much. Might include some veg in the recipe rather than as accompaniments - it's very versatile. Wish I had more fail-safe recipes like this one!
salbots
6th Dec, 2011
5.05
Delicious! Really tasty. We used one tin of black beans and one tin of kidney beans. Will definitely be making it again.
tinydancer
3rd Dec, 2011
4.05
oops forgot to rate
tinydancer
3rd Dec, 2011
4.05
I love the idea of this recipe, but for me the chilli itself was a little bland and needed tinkering with.... but I'll be stealing the toppings idea, it went down really well with my guests!
olivialw
28th Nov, 2011
Just eaten this and it was a dream! I used 2 tbsp of normal paprika and 1 tbsp of chili powder so it had a nice bit of spice. Couldn't egt tinned beans so used 300g of dried (soaked, boiled simmered) and ate with spring onions and feta which was just sooo delicious. Highly recommend add chilli though if you prefer hot, I usually go medium spice and it was just hot enough.

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