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Chorizo and Black Bean Chili
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Flavorful beef Mexican chorizo and black bean chili, spicy, beefy, filling, chili with a not-so-secret ingredient.
Course: Chili
Servings: 8
Calories: 658 kcal
Author: Bernadette
  • 2 pounds bulk Mexican beef chorizo
  • 31 ounces canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 32 ounces reduced sodium beef broth
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  1. Stove top directions: Brown the chorizo in a cast iron dutch oven or other heavy bottomed large pot over high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Do not drain. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic, cook, stirring, for one minute. Pour in the beef broth, stir in the black beans, tomato paste and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for at least one hour.
  2. Slow Cooker Directions- Brown the chorizo in a large pan, then transfer to a large slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients, stir well. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours.
  3. Serve with diced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips, or your favorite chili toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Chorizo and Black Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 658 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 2200mg96%
Potassium 1323mg38%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 790IU16%
Vitamin C 28.4mg34%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.