Fast and Easy Black Bean Chili Recipe

This fast and easy black bean chili is the perfect comfort food since it comes together in about 30 minutes and tastes like you spent all day cooking.

Using a couple of secret hacks and canned black beans makes this a healthy and tasty meal you can make any night of the week.




  • Save


Fast and Easy Black Bean Chili

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 687kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Chili is one of my top comfort foods. Perfect for either summer or winter.  Spicy, creamy goodness. 
I love to spend hours making a complex flavored pot of chili, but sometimes I just want a quick and easy chili to toss over hot dogs or to make a super easy supper by adding leftover rotisserie chicken.
This 30-minute chili is super easy to make and perfect for getting a hearty meal on the table any night of the week.  

Print Recipe


  • 15 oz can of black beans - drained
  • 2 T diced sweet onion
  • 1 T fresh garlic - chopped finely
  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • 15 oz diced Roma tomatoes
  • 15.25 oz sweet yellow corn - canned
  • 1 t cayenne pepper - use more or less based on the level of heat desired
  • 2 T ancho chili powder
  • 1 T chipotle
  • Sea salt and organic black pepper - fresh ground to taste
  • 1/2 cup 2 oz. low-fat Mexican cheese blend, shredded
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 T chopped cilantro - optional
  • 1 ripe Haas Avocado - diced
  • 1 small red onion - diced


  • Sauté onions over medium heat until softened and translucent.
  • Sauté garlic over medium-low heat until just beginning to change color: do not allow it to burn.
  • Add beans, corn, and tomato to saucepan; stir in salmon, cayenne, ancho chili powder, chipotle, onions, and garlic.
  • Simmer on low for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide chili among four bowls.
  • Top each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese, 1 tablespoon sour cream, diced avocado, diced red onion and 1/2 tablespoon cilantro.



Chili Additions:

It's easy to add leftover veggies, chicken, roast pork or even leftover steak to customize your chili.
Since this is a quick cooking chili it's best to use precooked meat and vegetables or quick cooking veggies.  Add meat about 5 minutes before the chili is done to just warm the meat, but not overcook it and make it tough.


Calories: 687kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 2465mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2835IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 7.3mg
Did you love this recipe? Please Share!Mention @MermaidsandMojitos or tag #mermaidsandmojitos!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Learn WordPress 50% off
  • Save

Recent Posts

Work Anywhere
  • Save
  • Save

More Recipe(

 < Eat  < Drink < Party <

  • Save


  • Save

DIY + Create

Food Philosophy

I love serving homemade meals and entertaining, but I don’t love spending all my time in the kitchen… Sound familiar?  I’ll share my shortcuts for getting delicious, healthy food on the table – easy, fast & stress-free. All of my recipes have been tested on family and friends.  We love them and I hope you will too.

  • Save


Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.  Want to learn more?  
Fast and Easy Black Bean Chili via @mermaidsandmojitos
  • Save

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share the Love.

Tell your friends!

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap