Vegan Black Bean Chili

Any recommendation for healthy and comforting food? I have got one for you today. Presenting Vegan Black Bean Chili. This is my bowl of comfort food. It’s hearty , delicious and filling at the same time. It could be served as a dip or a soup and it comes together in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is completely vegan and you can skip the chips to make it healthy. I am going to sit here and get cozy with this bowl.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup black beans measured soaked and boiled or a 16oz can of beans
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 jalapeño or 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika /red chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup red onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup scallions chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili in adobo
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 tsp Taco seasoning/Chili Seasoning
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 avocado cut into chunks optional
  • tortilla chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a deep vessel on medium heat
  • Add cumin powder and bay leaf, then add garlic, chopped jalapeños or green chillies, chopped onions and sauté for some time.
  • Then add peppers and salt and cook till it softens.
  • Now add smoked paprika/ red chili powder, chili seasoning/taco seasoning, diced tomatoes and add 1/2 of the beans
  • Use a masher to mash the veggies and beans mixture. You can use a hand blender instead but turn off the heat for few minutes while using it.
  • Now add remaining beans mixture and add water/veg broth and let it simmer for 30 minutes till water cooks down and you have a thick soupy like mixture.
  • Squeeze lime juice and turn the heat off.
  • Garnish with scallions, cilantro, diced tomatoes and avocados. Serve it with tortilla chips. 
Keyword Vegan