Black Bean Chili

Total: 45 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Oh so good vegetarian chili at it’s finest, complete with tomatoes and fresh cilantro.


  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 4oz can diced chilies
  • 1 15oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 15oz cans black beans, drained
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat the water and soy sauce in a large pan and add the onion and garlic.
  2. Cook over medium heat until the onion is soft, about 5 min.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with a sprinkling of chopped fresh cilantro. Add some cayenne or fresh chopped jalapeño peppers if you like it spicy.

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