Not every recipe has to be complicated or have a ton of ingredients to taste good. My Black Bean Chili is simple, quick, and just the thing for a busy school night, or a day off of watching your favorite movie or sport. Open a few cans, add a few fresh ingredients, and you have a meal for tonight, or make it on the weekend and freeze it for another time when you are really busy.
1. Wash your hands.
2. For this recipe you will need a heat proof rubber spatula or wooden spoon, a knife and cutting board, a soup pot with a lid, a blender and the stove.
If you are not allowed to use a knife, blender or the stove by yourself, you can ask an adult for help.
If would like to add some meat to your Black Bean Chili you can add 8-12 oz. of Pulled Pork, Beef, Turkey or your favorite meat. You can also add more vegetables to your chili if you would like.
ChefElla’s Black Bean Chili (12-14 Servings)
4 Cans Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed (15 oz. Can)
1 Can Tomato Sauce (28 oz.) (If you like thicker chili you can use a 14 oz. can)
1 Can Tomatoes, Petit Diced (14 oz.)
1 Can Green Chilis, Roasted (4 oz.)
1 pkg Chili Spice, Mild, Regular or Hot (1.25 oz.)(I use McCormick’s; you can choose your favorite.)
1 Cup Onion, White, Small Dice (About 1 small onion)
1 Tbl. Olive Oil
¼ Cup Cilantro Leaves, Fresh
Optional Toppings: Diced Onions, Fresh Diced Tomatoes, Shredded Cheese, Diced Avocado, Sour Cream or your favorite chili toppings.
3. Add 1 can of black beans to your blender. Top the beans with enough tomato sauce so that they are covered. Add the cilantro leaves and puree until the beans are smooth.
4. Place the soup pot on the stove on medium heat. Add the olive oil and diced onions and cook stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes.
5. Add all of the chili ingredients to the soup pot and mix well. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes on medium stirring occasionally to keep the chili from sticking to the bottom of the pan. The chili should bubble slowly as it cooks. Adjust your heat as necessary.
Serve your chili over tortilla chips, on top of a hot dog, as a topping for tacos, enchiladas, or Migas, or just eat it as it is with some fun toppings.
ChefElla’s helpers can help by:
Measuring out the ingredients
Adding the ingredients to the blender
Running the blender
Adding the ingredients to the soup pot
Older helpers can help by:
Making the black bean chili with some supervision