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CHILI – NO CHOP Black Bean Chili by CoachBJ

CHILI – NO CHOP BLACK BEAN CHILI:  This chili is just so easy – ingredients are canned, frozen and dried. I call these easy-peasy dishes NO CHOP, but it’s your choice to chop or not. From start to finish, this simple throw-together chili can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. VIEW THE VIDEO at the bottom of the post.

Serves: 8 || Prep Time: 15 minutes || Cook Time: Pressure cooker (4 minutes). Stove top (20 minutes).


  • 2 cups homemade vegetable stock

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen onions and peppers

  • 1 cup frozen carrots

  • 1/2 cup dried corn or 1 cup frozen corn

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon celery flakes

  • 1 leaf bay leaf

  • 1 (28-ounce) can plum tomatoes, no added salt

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1/2 -1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce, to taste

  • 1/2 -1 tablespoon curry chili powder, to taste

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic or 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 2 (14-ounce) cans black beans and brine, no added salt

  • 1/2 lemon or lime (juice)

Directions using Pressure Cooker: 

  • Place all ingredients, except pre-cooked black beans, into pressure cooker (no need to thaw frozen veggies).

  • Pressure cook on medium pressure for 4 minutes.

  • Move pressure cooker off the hot burner and let rest for 10 minutes, then quick release.

  • Add black beans, stir.

  • Serve with whole grains and leafy greens.

Directions on Stove Top: 

  • Place all ingredients into a large pot (no need to thaw frozen veggies), bring to a boil

  • Simmer for about 20 minutes.

  • Serve with whole grains and leafy greens.

Nutrition Facts Calories 181  Calories from Fat 3, Total Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 100mg, Total Carbohydrate 29g, Fiber 9g, Sugars 6g, Protein 8g



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