Smoky Black Bean Chili

  • 2 chilies from a can of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped onion, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell sliced in 2-3″ strips
  • 1 orange bell sliced in 2-3″ strips
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
  • 3 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8 1/2-ounce) sweet whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • vegan sour cream


  1. Remove 2 chiles from can; finely chop.
  2. Heat a large Dutch oven or pot coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chiles, 1 3/4 cups onion, bell peppers and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add chili powder through corn, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Ladle 1 cup chili into each of 12 bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 tablespoon fresh onion.

5 responses to “Smoky Black Bean Chili

  1. Pingback: Smoky Black Bean Chili | Plant Based Diet Adventures

  2. That looks delicious Heather! I love all the ingredients and I love chili! I love the addition of the chocolate, I’ve seen chocolate used before in chili but yet to try it other than cocoa! Looks fab! I’m confident this is amazing, as everything you make is.

  3. petit4chocolatier

    I love chili and this looks so good Heather!! I thought I was seeing things at first, but I reread it again to make sure that chocolate chips were in the recipe!! Wow! I love the flair of edginess : )

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