Thursday, November 11, 2010

Black Bean Chili

Things are a little cool here.  We made our usual chili and a black bean chili for a recent get together.  The black bean chili turned out so well that I wanted to share the recipe with you.  Here it is:

Black Bean Chili

   ½ pound ground beef
   ½ pound Italian sausage
    2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
    2 cans diced tomatoes
    1 cup chopped onions
    2 teaspoons garlic
    1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    Pinch paprika
    ½ teaspoon black pepper
    ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    ¼ teaspoon oregano
    ¼ teaspoon thyme
    ½ teaspoon salt
    4 cups water
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese

In a skillet, brown ground beef, Italian sausage, onions and garlic.  Drain and move into a pot.
Add tomatoes, jalapeno, chili powder, cumin, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, salt and water.  Let simmer for around 15 minutes.  Add black beans and let simmer for an additional 20 minutes. 

Right before serving add the lime juice, cilantro and cheddar cheese.  My husband also likes sour cream and crackers!

If you make it, I would love to hear about it!

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