Two Bean Chili


Category: Soups and Stews

How easy is this recipe? This recipe is so easy, it almost makes itself!

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1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper, fresh or frozen
1 clove garlic, chopped
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups cooked or 1 (15 ounce) can low sodium or no-salt-added black beans, drained
3 cups cooked or 2 (15 ounce) cans low sodium or no-salt-added red pinto or kidney beans, drained
2 cups low sodium or no-salt-added vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal


Water saute onion and bell pepper in a soup pot until almost tender. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in water, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, beans, vegetable broth and diced tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in cornmeal and cook for an additional two minutes.

Note: If desired, 1 cup of frozen corn and/or frozen chopped broccoli may be added before soup is simmered.

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Serves 4

Per Serving:

Calories 317
Protein 19 g
Carbohydrates 59 g
Sugars 6 g
Total Fat 1.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 119 mg
Fiber 18.6 g
Beta-Carotene 725 ug
Vitamin C 31 mg
Calcium 107 mg
Iron 7.2 mg
Folate 290 ug
Magnesium 132 mg
Potassium 1164 mg
Zinc 2.6 mg
Selenium 3.9 ug

My Rating: 
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08/06/2016 03:30 PM

Rated this recipe:

Easy to make, but delicious. Will make a double batch next time.


12/03/2016 08:05 PM

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Followed the recipe, love it, I added mushrooms


07/31/2020 09:27 AM

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Can you put it into a crock pot?

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06/29/2023 05:29 PM

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You better believe it.


10/06/2020 06:53 PM

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5 stars. I couldn't add them!

Very good. I like the versatility of adding whatever you have at home. Instead of corn I added chopped mushrooms and a sweet potato. Then finely chopped a cup of kale for their nutritional benefit and stirred it in while simmering. Perfect! Really does only make 4-5 servings. So you may want to double if you want to freeze for later. 

This comment was last edited on 10/06/2020 06:54 PM


10/11/2020 05:56 AM

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Added fresh corn and 2 jalapeños, kicked it up a notch.  Great, easy recipe. 


11/22/2020 01:07 PM

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This is a staple for me, I meal prep it every week! I add green beans or broccoli and corn.  


10/27/2022 01:57 PM

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There is corn in the picture, but not in the recipe, so I added 1/2 cup last time I made it.  Makes a difference.


01/11/2023 01:55 PM

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But how much is a serving:1cup

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06/29/2023 06:32 PM

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No, over 2-1/2 cups for 4 servings.  I get way more than 4 servings.  Usually around 10, which is about  1 cup serving.

This reply was last edited on 02/26/2024 11:38 PM