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Black Bean Chili With Tomato Relish

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Black Bean Chili with Tomato Relish
2012-10-31 Other
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A spicy, meatless chili topped with a delicious tomato-basil relish.

  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Medium Onions, finely chopped
8 cloves Garlic, minced
4 tsp Ground Cumin
2 Canned Chipotles In Adobo Sauce, minced (optional
2 cups Chicken Broth
4 cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed
2 lb Ripe Tomatoes, seeded and chopped
½ cup Fresh Basil, torn into pieces
1 tsp Salt, or to taste
¼ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 Tbsp Balsamic or Red Wine Vinegar


Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil, and let it warm. Add onions, three-quarters of the minced garlic, and cumin. Cover, and cook until softened and slightly browned, about 15 minutes. Add the chipotle purée, and cook 2 minutes more. Add broth and the black beans.

In a large bowl, toss together tomatoes, remaining minced garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and vinegar. Let sit 5 minutes. Stir half of the tomato mixture into the beans. Cover, and simmer 1 minute more. Divide the chili among six bowls. Top with remaining tomato relish.

Helpful Tips:

Pinto beans may be substituted for black beans. This meatless chili satisfies on all levels with beans for heft and texture, snd tomato relish and Cheddar cheese for extra flavor.