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Vegetable Black Bean Chili

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Category: Chili

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Dried Black Turtle Beans
  • 2 Large Dried Pasilla Chilies
  • Soaked and drained
  • 2 qt Water
  • 1/4 c Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tb Salt
  • Ground Pepper
  • 2 c Onion, diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, roasted
  • 1 tb Dried Chili Powder
  • 1/4 c Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 c Grated Sharp Cheddar
  • 2 c Fresh Corn
  • 1/2 c Sour Cream
  • 1/2 c Snipped fresh Scallion
  • Greens


In a large pot, place beans and cover with 2 to 3 quarts of water. Soak
overnight. Drain, or bring water and beans to a boil, reduce heat and
simmer for 2 minutes. Allow to soak 1 hour. Drain.

In a large pot over high heat, place the 1/4 cup olive oil and the
onions, and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the chili powder and
cook for 1 minute. Add the beans and the pasillas or hot peppers. Fill the
pot with cold water until the beans are covered by 1" of water. Add 1 tb
salt and black pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium
and cook until the beans are tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove the

Stir in the roasted garlic and lime juice. Adjust the salt and pepper to
taste if necessary. Add the corn and cook until hot, about 3 minutes. Ladle
into warm bowl. Top with sour cream, Cheddar and scallion greens. Serve


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat the outside of a whole or partial head of
garlic with olive oil or corn oil and place it in an ovenproof skillet.
Roast on the lower rack of the oven until the skin is brown and the garlic
is tender, about 30 to 60 minutes.

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