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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Black Bean Chili

0113 black bean chili (3)Today was an gray overcast day, perfect for staying indoors and setting up a crock pot of chili.

The recipe came from a coupon insert from our local Food Lion supermarket. I modified it by adding 2 cans of canned tomatoes plus a 1/2 can of tomato paste to thicken, also added a couple more spices: coriander and cilantro, which were not in the original recipe. WHOOPS, the extra can of tomatoes was an accident  since I misread the ingredients list, the tomato paste was added to thicken the sauce — and it worked great!

Not only was this recipe easy to set up, but after tasting it, Grenville declared it “a keeper”  and so did I. And, it made a full crockpot for LOTS of leftovers this week.

Black Bean Chili

Prep time: 15 minutes   Cook time: 7-8 hours on low heat

  • 1-1/2 lbs. boneless pork, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • (2) 15-1/2 oz. cans black beans, drained
  • (12 15-1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes, do not drain
  • 1/2 can tomato paste
  • 1 C salsa, chunky
  • 1 C yellow/green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 C onion, chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder (more if you prefer)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper (more if you prefer)
  • 1 TBSP cilantro
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • 1/2 can tomato
  • Sour cream garnish
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded, garnish
  1. Combine all ingredients, except garnishes, in 3-1/2 quart crock pot in no special order.
  2. Mix together, cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours.
  3. Top individual bowls with sour cream and Cheddar cheese.0113 black bean chili (5)

4 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Sounds delicious and hearty and I love recipes that make enough to have some later to warm up quickly. Wishing you guys a nice week.

Sandra said...

this does indeed sound like a keeper. never thought of black beans in chili or pork either but i do make turkey chili, so this sounds great to me. i love chili, as long as it is not to pepper hot

Daisy said...

We had chili over the weekend too. Tastes good on a chilly day. Your recipe sounds great. Hope you have a good week ahead.

Rebecca said...

I love a new "keeper" chili recipe!

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