Chili Black Bean Stew

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    Total Time
    10hrs 24mins
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Once you've soaked your black beans overnight, this smoky, filling and flavorful recipe can be thrown together in a few minutes and left to cook slowly while you get on with your life.

recipe updated Jun 8, 2020


  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Carrot icon
    2 (100g)
  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk
    2 (90g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fennel seeds icon
    Fennel seeds
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Coriander seeds icon
    Coriander seeds
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Canned chopped tomatoes icon
    Canned chopped tomatoes
    369g (about 1½ cups)
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
    1.25 cups (300ml)
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    1 tbsp (12g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Dried black beans icon
    Dried black beans
    1.33 cups (255g)
  • Plain yogurt icon
    Plain yogurt
    1.34 cups (322g)
  • Rustic french bread icon
    Rustic french bread
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
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Step preview

  1. Get a clean saucepan
  2. Add dried black beans to the saucepan
  3. Boil
  4. Cover
  5. Boil vigorously - 10 min
  6. Drain
  7. Add olive oil to a clean saucepan
  8. Heat
  9. Add onion to the saucepan
  10. Fry until softened while stirring occasionally - 5 min
  11. Add carrot, celery stalk and garlic clove to the saucepan
  12. Fry - 3 min
  13. Stir in fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and smoked paprika to the saucepan
  14. Cook - 1 min
  15. Pour content of saucepan into slow cooker bowl
  16. Add canned chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, brown sugar and salt & pepper to the saucepan
  17. Transfer beans to stew and cover
  18. Boil saucepan
  19. Cook stew in slow cooker - 10 hr, low heat
  20. Season with salt & pepper
  21. Transfer stew to medium bowl
  22. Top with plain yogurt
  23. Serve with rustic french bread
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