Chipotle Black Bean Chili
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 4 as main
Hot black bean chili to warm a cold night.
  • 2 cups dry black beans, soaked overnight or brought to a boil then left to soak for one hour.
  • 1 medium or 2 small onions, about 13 oz.
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped, or 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 large chipotle chili in adobo sauce, about 1 oz.
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbs. vegetable oil (I used extra-virgin olive oil)
  1. Drain pre-soaked beans.
  2. Cover with ample amount of water, several times the depth of the beans in the pot.
  3. Bring to boil, then simmer for about an hour.
  4. Meanwhile, saute onion in olive oil for five or ten minutes.
  5. Add chopped garlic to the onions for a minute or two, stirring.
  6. Add garlic and onions to the beans.
  7. Add chipotle chilis, spices and salt to the beans.
  8. Simmer until the beans are soft.
  9. Check periodically to see if the beans are done or if more water needs to be added to the pot.
  10. Adjust spices, serve in bowls.
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