There’s some debate as to whether authentic chili includes beans or not. Whether you stick to ground meat, chiles, and tomato or add some beans toward the end of the cooking process, you will love this hearty black bean chili recipe.
This chili recipe gets its deliciously smoky flavor from canned fire-roasted tomatoes, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and dried cumin. Though it requires a bit of chopping, making the chili is simple if you plan ahead. Once your ingredients are prepped, layer them in a crock pot and let the chili simmer away for 7 to 9 hours. The finished chili will be rich and flavorful, with the complex flavors that a good chili recipe is known for.
Balance the smokiness of this black bean chili recipe with toppings like sour cream, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. If you’re looking for a delicious and filling black bean recipe, this chili is a must-try.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.