Weeknight Black Bean Chili Recipe

Chili. It’s what’s for supper.


Black Bean Chili Recipe from addapinch.com


This Black Bean Chili is perfect for a weeknight supper. Hearty and it doesn’t have to simmer all dad gum day before it tastes good either.

I don’t know about you, but that’s my kind of meal.

Don’t get me wrong, I love slow cook chili that simmers and bubbles on the stove for the afternoon and slow cooker chili is absolutely a favorite.

But, let’s be real.

There are many days that our clock strikes 4 o’clock and I haven’t started anything for supper. These are the days that I love to pull out a recipe like this without missing a beat in flavor and taste.

Black Bean Chili Recipe from addapinch.com


It’s just good to have a good chili recipe in your arsenal for such nights.


Black Bean Chili Recipe from addapinch.com


Here’s my recipe for Weeknight Black Bean Chili. It’s a keeper.


4.7 from 9 reviews
Weeknight Black Bean Chili Recipe
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This Black Bean Chili recipe is perfect for a quick-fix weeknight supper. Full of ground beef, black beans, and tons of flavor!
Serves: 6
  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can (16-ounce) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (16-ounce) black beans
  • sour cream
  • grated cheddar cheese
  1. Add diced bacon to a heavy-bottomed stockpot over medium heat. Cook until crispy, then add in onions and garlic and cook until tender. Add ground beef and cook until done. Drain off any grease and place ingredients back into the stockpot over medium heat.
  2. Add seasonings, tomatoes and black beans. Reduce to a simmer and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Serve with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.




You may also enjoy these chili recipes:

Texas Chili from Homesick Texan

Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili from SkinnyTaste

Southwest Shredded Chicken 3-Bean Chili from Picky Palate

Roasted Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili from Foodie Crush

Smoky White Bean Chicken Chili from How Sweet Eats


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  1. 33

    Misty says

    I’m wanting to try this recipe but wonder if you are supposed to keep the liquid in the black beans can or strain? I like to strain my cans of beans. If I do that, I guess I could add the liquid of tomato sauce or ketchup, I’m a Texan.


  2. 36

    Mike Summons says

    I tried this recipe last night and incorporated a couple of small changes to make this a vegetarian chili by omitting the bacon and using veggie crumbles in place of ground beef. This turned out to be a very delicious chili, and very easy to make. I will definitely keep this recipe in mind when its time to make some chili. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 37

    Lindsey says

    This chili is honestly the best I’ve ever had! It also works in a slow cooker! I followed the recipe exactly, except instead of simmering in the stock pot for 30 mins, I put it on low in the slow cooker for 3 hours. Being a busy college student this gives me time to clean up the kitchen and get some homework done before dinner! I hope this will work for other busy people as well! :) Thank You for the amazing recipe!

  4. 38

    Denise says

    Made this tonight – delicious! Not expensive, super-fast and easy and SO GOOD. I did add 1 can of tomato sauce and upped the Chili Powder. I like it a little more soupy so the added tomato sauce fixed me right up.

  5. 40

    Debbie says

    This is AWESOME! I just made this for the frito pie for tonight’s dinner. I’ll never use chili mix again. THANNKS!

  6. 41

    Ron says

    This is a great recipe that shows that you don’t need lots of exotic ingredients to cook a great meal. Thank you for sharing it! In my case it needed some minor tweaking to get the proportions of the different ingredients right (European and American cans are not made equal), but then the result was very tasty. And it gets even better when you can spare the time to let it simmer half an hour longer.

  7. 42

    Mike says

    Made this for my Church’s Super Bowl Chilli cookoff and I won Most Flavorful out of about 20 entries. This is a good mild chilli for kids and adults.

  8. 45

    Courtney says

    I made this for dinner tonight and it is delish! I added a bit of cayenne to bring a little heat, but other than that this recipe is perfect as is!

  9. 48

    Jocelyn says

    I made this for dinner tonight, and my family enjoyed it. It is very easy to put together. It has less tomato flavor than my crock pot chili, but is still very tasty.

  10. 49

    Amy says

    I made this tonight. I love that it was easy to make, didn’t take all day to cook and tasted great! Oh, and it made just the right amount. You know how sometimes when you make a batch of chili and it makes almost too much? Not this one. Thank you sharing.

  11. 54

    Amy says

    I have everything to make this for dinner, except for the ground beef. Bummer! Printing it up for next week. Looks tasty.


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