Black Bean Chili: Healthy, Filling, and Full of Flavor

danette may black bean chili recipeBlack Bean Chili is the perfect comfort food recipe for all seasons. 

When the weather turns cooler, Black Bean Chili’s hearty texture and bold flavors make it an easy-to-fix staple that warms up both your tummy and your heart. 

In the spring and summer, this quick and simple Black Bean Chili recipe puts dinner on the table in a snap without any fuss or muss.

It’s the answer to any busy woman’s dinnertime woes and is great for a couple or an entire family. (It’s one of those recipes that’s easy to double, plus it can be made ahead if you’re facing an extra-busy week!)

Need more reasons to say YES to this delicious Black Bean Chili? How about the fact that it’s full of healthy spices, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins?! Ding! Ding! Ding! SOLD!

It’s honestly so satisfying and delicious, and it’s one of my favorites! I’d love to hear what you think of it, too. Post your comments below if you make this chili for yourself or your family. Maybe even share a photo. And don’t forget to tag a sister or brother who would love this, too.


Black Bean Chili Recipe


  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½  small onion, finely diced
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½  tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • dash of salt to taste
  • ¾  cup water
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed
  • ½  cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and potato and cook, stirring often, until the onion is slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and salt and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add water, bring to a simmer, cover, reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the potato is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes and lime juice; increase heat to high and return to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until slightly reduced, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Garnish with plain Greek yogurt and top with cilantro.

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What's your favorite way to cozy up in the cooler months? Let me know in the comments below.

All my love,



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