Black bean chilli

  • serves 4-6
  • A little effort

This black bean chilli is a great veggie crowd pleaser. Easy to whip up and full of flavour, everyone will love this tasty winter warmer.


Try this black bean chilli, then check out our classic vegetarian chillivegetarian curry, vegetarian paella and plenty more vegetarian recipes.



  • olive oil
  • garlic 4 cloves, chopped
  • onions 2, chopped
  • mild chilli powder 2-3 tbsp (2-3 tsp if using hot)
  • ground cumin 3 tbsp
  • cider vinegar 3 tbsp
  • brown sugar 2 tbsp
  • chopped tomatoes 2 x 400g tins
  • black beans 2 x 400g tins
  • garlic bread or rice to serve 
  • crumbled feta, sliced spring onions and sliced radishes to serve (optional)


  • Step 1

    In a large pan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil and fry garlic and onions until really softened.

    Add the chilli powder and ground cumin, cook for a few minutes, then add cider vinegar, brown sugar, chopped tomatoes and some seasoning. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until thickened.

  • Step 2

    Pour in black beans and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve with rice or garlic bread and sprinkled with feta, radish and spring onions if you like.