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Black Bean Chili

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Servings - 4 persons


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 - 15 oz. cans black beans, drained
  • 2 - 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 1-2 Tbsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional, about cup shredded cheese
  • Serve with mashed potatoes and frozen vegetables


  • Brown the ground beef in a saucepan with the minced onion and garlic powder. [If freezing, let cool before adding to labeled plastic freezer baggie or container.]
  • Drain, if desired.
  • Add the black beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, and salt and pepper.
  • Warm the chili for 20-30 minutes over medium heat to allow flavors to mingle and deepen.
  • Prepare the mashed potatoes and frozen vegetables.
  • Optional: add a pinchful of shredded cheese to each bowl before serving.
  • Serve Black Bean Chili with mashed potatoes and veggies.