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Weeknight Black Bean Chili Recipe

Black Bean Chili Recipe - Black Bean Chili is perfect for a quick-fix weeknight supper. Ready in 30 minutes, this chili is full of ground beef, black beans, and tons of flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chili recipe, black bean chili recipe, chili, chili recipe, easy chili recipe, weeknight chili recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 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 (16-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (16-ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • sour cream
  • grated cheddar cheese


  • 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 excess drippings and place ingredients back into the stockpot over medium heat.
  • Add seasonings, tomatoes and black beans. Reduce to a simmer and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese, if desired.



Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 271mg | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.8mg