Easy Black Bean Chili (Vegan)
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Easy Black Bean Chili (Vegan)

Easy Black Bean Chili is a one-pot meal that's ready in 30 minutes. It's full of flavor using common ingredients you may already have in your pantry. And this recipe is vegan and gluten-free. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 262kcal
Author Amy Katz


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 ounces)
  • 3 cans black beans (15 ounces each) DO NOT RINSE with 1/2 cup of the liquid reserved (see Notes)
  • 1 can roasted diced green chilies (4 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano or any dried oregano
  • squeeze of lime juice to taste
  • salt to taste
  • lime wedges, diced avocado, and tortilla chips for serving (optional)


  • In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and saute about 5 minutes until soft and slightly translucent.
  • Then add the garlic and saute about 30 seconds.
  • Next add the bell peppers and saute about 2 minutes.
  • Then add the tomato sauce, black beans with the reserved liquid, green chilies, cumin, chili powder, and oregano to the pot.
  • Stir the ingredients to combine, then simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  • Add a squeeze of lime juice and salt, to taste.
  • Ladle the chili into bowls. Serve with lime wedges, diced avocado, and tortilla chips, if desired.



When draining the canned black beans, reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid from the cans. Do not rinse the beans.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1292mg | Potassium: 1024mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1470IU | Vitamin C: 59.2mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 5.8mg