Black Bean Chili is a one-dish vegan gluten-free recipe that you’ll make time and again. If you’re in a time crunch, no need to worry, this recipe is so fast to throw together you’ll have time to spare. If you’re looking for an easy weekday dinner, Super Bowl party, or warm comfort food? This black bean chili recipe is it. Will become a family favorite you won’t mind making throughout the year. Who doesn’t love easy, fast and delicious? I know I do.
Easy chili ingredients
When making any recipe it is best to use as many fresh ingredients as possible. If fresh isn’t available, dry is always a good alternative. Dried herbs have a stronger punch, so remember, less is more. If you’re not sure about how much you’re adding, taste test as you go.
Fresh cilantro is best
If you don’t have time to cook up dried beans or dice all the tomatoes? Purchase canned. Canned vegetables are are a great alternative to fresh. Remember to pay attention to the ingredients on the cans how they are processed and if they have added salt. Also, try to find non-GMO and BP free cans.
As an added bonus black bean chili can easily be made in a crockpot. Place all the ingredients in the crockpot the night before and place it in the refrigerator. Wake up, start the crockpot cooking throughout your busy day. When you get home you’ll be welcomed by the heavenly comforting aroma of, dinner!
One of the best options for this chili recipe is how diverse it can be. Want to change it up every time give it a punch? Change up the beans, make it spicier, add in vegan sausage or meatless crumbles. Serve the chili over brown rice, mashed cauliflower, or mashed potatoes. Pairing it with a side salad or roasted vegetables. There you have it a meal that will satisfy the heartiest of appetites and can be re-invented every time.
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 2 15 ounce cans black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chillies
- 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 to 2 cups vegan beef broth or Gluten-Free beer
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 fresh lime
- 1 cup cilantro chopped
- Place all ingredients in a large crockpot, stir to combine and put the lid on.
- Cook 8 hours on low, or 4-6 hours on high.
- Add lime and cilantro before serving, if desired.