Black Bean Chili is a traditional recipe that has standed the test of time. This easy brown, dump and slow cook all day recipe is perfect for the busy family.
Chef Sherry has made this homemade chili recipe easy customizable for your liking and using what ingredients that you have in your pantry. Make the slow cooker chili recipe version or you can make the Instant Pot chili recipe version.
Chili is one of those recipes that is good anytime of the year!
Wendy’s Copycat Chili Recipe
If you love Wendy’s chili then you will love this chili recipe. Full of beans and lots of vegetables that are slow cooked to perfection.
When eating out but still wanting to eat healthy, then chili is one of the best options for you.
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How to Make Black Bean Chili
Gather all of your ingredients to make your black bean chili recipe.
Dice the onions, peppers and the celery. Start with a large pan/pot over medium heat, sauté the diced onion, peppers and celery for 5 minutes. After 2 minutes, stir vegetables.
Next, add the hamburger and ground sausage to the sautéed vegetables. Chop the meat into smaller pieces as it cooks.
Continue to do this until all of the meat is in very small pieces. Cook the ground meat and vegetables for about 15 minutes. Drain all the fat off and discard.
Optional step: While the meat is cooking, pour all of the diced tomatoes into a bowl. With a stick blender, puree the tomatoes slightly.
Stir in all of the diced tomatoes, beans, taco seasoning, salt, pepper and sugar. Pour in the tomato juice and stir to combine.
Slow Cooker Chili
Black Bean chili is best when it’s slow cooked for several hours. Using the slow cooker pan on the stove over medium heat, prepare the recipe as described above.
Cook on the stove for 5 more minutes to bring the chili to a boil.
Finally, place the pot of chili onto the slow cooker base. Set the dial to high and slow cook for 4 to 8 hours. This recipe can be cooked for longer than 8 hours and still taste wonderful.
Instant Pot Chili Recipe
Set your Instant Pot to Sauté plus set to the More setting. Toss in the diced onions, celery and peppers to the pot.
Then, add the ground hamburger and ground pork sausage. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon as you cook until browned.
Make sure to stir often to prevent burning on the bottom of the pot. Drain any grease and discard.
Next, stir in all of the diced tomatoes, beans, taco seasoning, salt, pepper and sugar to the pot. Pour in the tomato juice and stir to combine.
Pressure Cooking: Make sure to follow the manufactures directions when pressure cooking. Place the lid on the pot and turn the Instant Pot to the Beans/Chili setting.
Set the pressure valve to Sealing. Cook for 20 minutes. Release the pressure either manually or allow all of the pressure to release naturally. When all pressure has been released carefully remove the lid.
Instant Pot Slow Cooking: Place the lid on the pot and turn the Instant Pot to the Slow Cook setting. Slow cook for 8 hours with the Normal highlighted or 4 hours with the More highlighted.
What Goes With Chili?
Top a baked potato with a ladle full of hearty chili. Add some cooked macaroni, shredded cheese, gold fish crackers, seasoned croutons, or a dollop of sour cream to name a few toppings.
Crush a hand full of saltine crackers, scoop a bite of chili with a tostitos chip, or dip a piece of grilled bread into your bowl of chili.
Does Chili Have Beans?
Beans are one of the things that can be added to the chili or left out. Use black beans, kidney beans, red beans or use all three to make a 3 bean chili recipe!!
Can I Substitute Ingredients in this Chili Recipe?
Yes, substitute the black beans for another kind or leave out all together. Swap out the diced tomatoes for stewed, fresh or tomato sauce. Use what is in your pantry!!
Substitute the tomato juice for tomato sauce or even watered down tomato soup. Change out the vegetables for what’s in your garden, if you are real adventurous.
Don’t have ground sausage? Just add more hamburger!
Do you have venison burger that you want to use. Check out my Venison Chili Recipe HERE.
Want a vegetarian version chili? Don’t add any meat and you will have a vegetarian chili. Just remember to try and keep the same measurements of what you are swapping out.
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