Recipes and Cooking Beef and Black Bean Chili 4.0 (81) 4 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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) Directions 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. 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. Andy Lyons Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 236 Calories 10g Fat 23g Carbs 14g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.