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It does have ground beef in it, but for vegetarians, remove the beef and add another variety of beans or orzo grain pasta to replace the beef. I have tried it both ways and like the orzo grain recipe just as much if not more than the beef recipe.

Black bean chili

Black bean chili

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SBcanning now has tried a wonderful black bean chili.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 8 oz very lean ground beef (for Vegetarian, use kidney beans, 1-14 0z can and/or make Orzo (grain pasta) and add it to recipe with beans
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cans 14 1/2 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies in them
  • 1 cup water


  • In a large skillet (do not use Teflon), add 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil and chopped onion. Simmer until beef is browned and onions are transparent.(15 minutes).
  • Stir in chili powder and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in 2 cans black beans (or kidney beans and/or prepared Orzo), 1 can tomatoes with green chilies, and 1 cup water.
  • Heat to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 25 minutes. This allows the mixture to thicken on it’s own.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Awesome healthy recipe makes 5 cups (vegetarian dish may contain more). I find it so satisfying when a recipe can be used either way, because many people have stopped eating red meat. So go for it. You will love the taste of this healthy recipe.
  • Healthy Recipe makes 5-6 cups of Black Bean Chili.
Keyword Black bean chili