I love all types of chili from white chicken chili to beef chili. I’ve never had or even heard of black bean chili until I received my Betty Crocker 2012 calendar and it had this recipe in it. It looked so good so I gave it a try. I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was simple to make and I love that it has so many vegetables in it; onions, celery, carrots, red bell pepper and tomatoes. After I finished putting in all the ingredients and left it to simmer it smelled so good.
The chili was very flavorful. I loved the warm comforting taste of it. I was surprised how tasty it was. I wasn’t sure if only having one type of bean might be too one toned but it wasn’t at all especially since there were so many other things going on, plenty of vegetables and great seasonings. Also the cilantro goes perfectly with it. I usually think cilantro overpowers most recipes but it complimented this chili very well. We had it with pepper jack cheese and crushed up tortilla chips.