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Spicy Fragrant Black Bean Chili
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Spicy Fragrant Black Bean Chili


Serves 4

14oz/400g/2 1/4 cups of dried black beans

2tbsp of olive oil

1 onion, chopped

5 garlic cloves, coarsley chopped

1/2-1 tsp of ground cumin

1/2-1 tsp of mild red chili powder

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 carrot, diced

14oz/400g fresh tomatoes, diced, canned, or chopped

1 bunch of fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

Salt and pepper



  1. Soak the beans overnight, then drain. Place in a pan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer for 1.5 hours, or until tender. Drain well, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Stir occasionally until the onion is softened.
  3. Stir in the cumin and chili powder and continue to cook for a moment or two. Add the red bell pepper, carrot, and tomatoes. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add half the cilantro and the beans and their reserved liquid. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until very flavorful and thickened.
  5. Stir in the remaining cilantro, adjust the seasoning, and serve at once.

Substitute ingredients as needed.

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