Black Bean Chili with Who?

When I told Dave that I was making “Black Bean Chili with Joe”, he immediately responded, “With WHO?” Joe. As in coffee. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Isn’t Better Homes and Gardens clever?)

This slow cooker vegetarian chili was DELICIOUS. And super easy, which you know I love.

Black Bean Chili with Joe
from the BHG Ultimate Slow Cooker book

Black Bean Chili w/ Joe Everything in the slow cooker! Cooking the rice Rice

Black Bean Chili w/ Joe

– 2 15oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
– 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
– 1 cup hot strong coffee
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
– 4 garlic cloves, minced (I used like 6… we love garlic)
– 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon chili powder
– 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
– 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves (I omitted)
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/3 cup snipped fresh cilantro
– hot cooked rice
– sour cream
– chopped avocado

1. Combine the black beans, tomatoes, coffee, broth, onion, garlic, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, cloves and salt into the crockpot.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat for 7-9 hours, or high-heat for 3 1/2-4 1/2 hours. Stir in cilantro towards end.

3. Serve over rice; top with avocado and sour cream.

So good. Very filling, but not heavy, and was definitely a nice meal during the cooler weather we had last week! YUM.


  1. love the macro picture of the rice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Looks delish! I may have to try this when it cools down again!

  3. It still is ridiculously hot here, but I do think this would be fun to try once it starts to cool down. Of course I would have to add meat, since I'm pretty sure my boyfriend would refuse to eat chili that doesn't have any.


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