23 November 2021: Easy Black Bean Vegetarian Chili with Spiced Yogurt

If you’ve not been perusing the website, SkinnyTaste, you’ve been missing out on some incredibly delicious recipes. This one popped up when I was looking for a good, solid vegetarian black bean chili, and with the addition of a spicy yogurt topping, it did not disappoint. This recipe comes together in short order, a feature one can’t under-value during these busy weeks!

The recipe posting has many tips for variations and, as we are just a household of empty-nesters, the ability to scale up or down was a feature.

Skinny Taste’s Easy Black Bean Chili with Spiced Yogurt

Ingredients (This is the website version which serves 6)

Spice Mix:
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Chili:
  • 3/4 cup  whole milk plain yogurt (I used 0% Greek yogurt here)
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 diced jalapeno, plus more for garnish (fresh, not canned)
  • 10 oz can rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 8 ounces frozen corn
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup less-sodium vegetable broth
  • Optional Toppings: shredded cheddar, diced red onions, cilantro, diced avocado (all of the above – delicious!)

Method:

  1. Mix the spices in a small bowl. Set aside 1 1/2 teaspoons and mix into the yogurt. Set aside.
  2. Place 1 can of beans, not drained in the blender with 1/2 cup of water and puree. Drain the second can.
  3. Add oil to a large pot over medium heat, add the onions, bell pepper and jalapeno and cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, corn, beans, pureed beans, tomato sauce, vegetable broth and remaining spices.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer about 15 minutes, stirring until thickened.
  6. Serve topped with spiced yogurt plus your favorite optional toppings.

For Noomers: Serving: 1 generous cup:

Calories: 264kcal, Carbohydrates: 44.5g, Protein: 14.5g, Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 44.5mg, Sodium: 889.5mg, Fiber: 14g, Sugar: 9g 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds delicious! Love the spice mix.

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