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Black Bean Chili

If you are looking for a nutritious chili that is easy to prepare this recipe is for you. It is made with healthy ingredients that are easy to have on hand and can be used in many dishes, such as soft tacos, tostados, frittata, enchiladas, or enjoyed on its own. The Healthy Sauté cooking method makes this recipe even healthier without using heated oils, fat or compromising flavor.

Black Bean Chili Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

1 medium onion chopped
1 medium green bell pepper diced about ¼ inch pieces
1-1/2 cups + 1 TBS vegetable broth
6 medium cloves garlic, chopped
2 cans black beans, drained
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1 can (15oz) diced tomatoes, (do not drain)
2 TBS ground cumin
2 TBS red chili powder
2 TBS dried oregano
1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
salt & black pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium size soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion and bell pepper in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently, until translucent. Add garlic, cumin, red chili powder and continue to sauté for another minute.
  2. Add 1 ½ cups broth and rest of ingredients, except cilantro and corn. Simmer for another 20 minutes uncovered. Add corn and cook for another 2 minutes. Add chopped cilantro and season with salt & pepper to taste.

    Serves 4

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Nutritional Profile

Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart

The following chart shows the nutrients for which this recipe is either an excellent, very good or good source. Next to the nutrient name you will find the following information: the amount of the nutrient that is included in the noted serving of this recipe; the %Daily Value (DV) that that amount represents (similar to other information presented in the website, this DV is calculated for a 25-50 year old healthy woman); the nutrient density rating; and, the recipe's World's Healthiest Foods Rating. Underneath the chart is a table that summarizes how the ratings were devised. Read more about our Food and Recipe Rating System.


Black Bean Chili
1.00 serving
268.83 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 56.38 mg 94.0 6.3 excellent
vitamin A 3384.13 IU 67.7 4.5 very good
dietary fiber 16.15 g 64.6 4.3 very good
sodium 1120.78 mg 46.7 3.1 good
iron 7.81 mg 43.4 2.9 good
protein 14.14 g 28.3 1.9 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Black Bean Chili

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