Spicy Black Bean Chili

Spicy Black Bean Chili

Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 80 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 60 min


Imitation meat crumbles, featured in this recipe, add texture and flavor to soups and stews without extra fat or cholesterol. You can also use them in casseroles, tacos or in place of cooked ground beef in most recipes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 2 cups
Calories per serving: 295
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.0g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Sodium 786mg 33%
Protein 21.0g 29%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 8-oz. packages imitation meat crumbles*
  • 1 cup ale beer
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 3 (15-oz.) cans low-Sodium: black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup finely diced carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

Step by Step:

  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and sauté until they begin to brown, about 4 minutes. Add crumbles, beer, tomato paste, chipotle chili, paprika, oregano and chili powder and bring mixture to a boil.
  2. Add beans, carrots and soy sauce and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 40 minutes or until carrots are tender. *Note: For testing purposes only, we used MorningStar Farms Grillers Crumbles.