Saute. Add diced bacon (or olive oil) 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.
Season. Add seasonings, tomatoes and black beans. Reduce to a simmer and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.
Serve. Serve with sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, or your favorite toppings, if desired.
Substitute 1 tablespoon olive for the bacon called for in this recipe, if you prefer.
Even Easier Black Bean Chili Recipe
From time to time, I make this a variation of this recipe even easier. Here's how. You'll just need the following ground beef, black beans, crushed tomatoes, ground cumin, chili powder, and Stone House Seasoning.Brown the ground beef, stir in the black beans, crushed tomatoes, ground cumin, chili powder, and Stone House Seasoning. Allow to simmer until heated throughout and serve.