Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili


"A spicy chili if you want it to be, depending on how much chili and curry powder you add. Not your typical chili. Best if left to cool and then reheated. Serve with brown rice."

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 95 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 95 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 259 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium-low heat, mix the applesauce, brown sugar, coriander, cayenne pepper, cumin, oregano, cloves, rosemary, sage, thyme and asafoetida powder. Cook just until heated through. Stir in black beans and tomato paste. Mix in garlic, onion, squash, carrots, sweet potato and mushrooms. Pour in enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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  1. 12 Ratings

the bullfrog chef

I would do some tinkering with this to get it the way you want it. It is not traditional tasting and taste more like an middle eastern version of chili. Suggetions would be to cut coriander amount by half since it dominates the flavor. If you still want more than put in a little at a time. People have reported texture being more soupy than chili like but that is probably because they didn't notice that the recipe gives you a general amount for water. Use your own discretion: pour a little in at a time until satisfied with consistency. I found this out the hard way after dumping it all in.


This chili is fantastic! If you like dishes with a lot of flavor this is definitely worth a try. And, it was easy to prepare and cook. Instead of using ground cayenne pepper I substituted Frank's Red Hot Original sauce (I just kind of eye-balled the amount and tasted as I went). It's main ingredient is cayenne peppers so I imagine it made the chili taste very similar to the original recipe, but perhaps a little bit more tangy. I think I'll try adding some tomatoes and possibly play around with some peppers or other vegetables next time. I also made some cornbread to go along side of it which was the perfect addition. Can't wait to taste the leftovers!


it was aweseom!!