Beef and Black Bean Chili


Black beans make the perfect addition to a classic slow cooker chili. To finish it off, top with green onions and use toasted baguette slices for dipping.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins


  • 12 ounce ground beef

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 green sweet pepper, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 15-16 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes

  • ¾ cup beef broth

  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoon hot chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika

  • Toasted baguette slices (optional)

  • Sliced green onions (optional)


  1. In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion, sweet pepper, and garlic over medium heat until browned. Drain fat. Transfer meat mixture to a 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker. Add beans, tomatoes, broth, cocoa powder, chili powder, cumin, and paprika.

  2. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Top with baguette slices and green onions, if desired.

    Beef and Black Bean Chili
    Andy Lyons

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
10g Fat
23g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 695mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 23.6mg 118%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 268mg 6%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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