Easy Black Bean Chili (featuring a giveaway)

I can’t believe it’s fall already. I’m still stuck in mid-summer, but the weather is cool, the heat is on, and the leaves are starting to turn. It’s officially chili weather.easy chili recipe

Joe likes to serve chili in acorn squash bowls or over rice. I like to eat it out of a plain old bowl.

We agree on one thing, though, and that’s that chili is perfect for crisp fall and winter days.

This particular chili recipe couldn’t be easier to put together. It simmers for an hour, but the prep is really quick. The finished chili is good, flavorful but not at all spicy, thanks to the addition of Holland House red cooking wine.

Serving Easy Black Bean Chili

We mixed our chili with rice and served it with cheddar cheese and Greek yogurt, but that’s not the only serving option!

I think this chili would be great in a crockpot for a party or tailgate.

You could use this chili as a topping for hot dogs or burgers.

You could also cube half of a block of Velveeta’s pepperjack cheese, stir it in, microwave it, and mix up a cheesy dip for veggies or tortilla chips. I’d keep that one in the slow cooker, too, to keep it warm and melty.

 

 

4.6 from 21 reviews

Easy Black Bean Chili
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes with onions and garlic
  • 2 15-ounce cans of tomato sauce
  • 1½ cups Holland House red cooking wine
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 small can of diced green chiles
  • 2 15.5-ounce cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and onions in a large stockpot. Drain completely.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for black beans. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat. Simmer uncovered for 1 hour or longer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir beans into the chili and simmer until thoroughly heated.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Mizkan sponsored my trip to BlogHer 2012, and I’m excited to share a Mizkan giveaway with this recipe. The winner will be able to make this awesome chili as well as other recipes featuring 3 of my favorite brands – Nakano flavored vinegars, Holland House cooking wines, and World Harbor sauces and marinades.

easy chili recipe

Nakano

Nakano seasoned and natural rice vinegars add zippy flavor to recipes without adding calories. Used in place of cider, wine, or distilled vinegars, Nakano vinegars offer an incomparable tangy taste. They’re naturally gluten-free, and the natural flavor is sodium-free, too.

We use Nakano rice vinegars both in recipes and as a condiment; it goes well with rice, vegetables, potatoes, cole slaw, and a variety of other foods.

You can connect with Nakano on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for more great tips, tricks, and recipes.

easy chili recipe

Holland House

Holland House cooking wines are made for cooking, so they have the perfect balance of flavor and aroma, with salt added to make it shelf stable.

Like Nakano vinegars, Holland House cooking wines are naturally gluten-free.

If you’ve never brined meats, the process is similar to marinating (in which you tenderize meats with acidic ingredients), but brining makes meat juicier and more flavorful. You can read more about brining with Holland House cooking wines here.

You can connect with Holland House on Facebook for more great recipes.

easy chili recipe

World Harbors

World Harbors marinades and sauces traverse the world in flavors. With everything from Mexican-style Fajita to Island Mango, Hot Teriyaki, and Thai, World Harbors has something for almost every recipe.

You can use World Harbors sauces as a mix-in when you’re preparing burgers or as a dipping sauce for appetizers. Of course, you can use them to marinate meats or vegetables, as a sauce for grilling, and as a dressing for pasta or salads.

If you haven’t used World Harbors for marinating before, check out the marinating tips at the Mizkan website.

Connect with World Harbors on Facebook for more ideas and recipes.

Win a Mizkan prize pack!

One lucky Feels Like Home reader with a Mizkan prize pack include 2 products from Nakano, Holland House, and World Harbors, as well as this very nice set of CorningWare!

easy chili recipe

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post answering the question, Which flavor from Nakano, Holland House, or World Harbors are you most excited to try?

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (4) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Connect with Nakano, Holland House, or World Harbors via one or more of their social media channels and comment on this post telling which you followed and where

This sweepstakes is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

This sweepstakes runs from 9/20 – 9/27/12.

Good luck!

© 2012, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

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Comments

  1. Ashley W says

    We are trying to eat healthier so I can’t wait to try the World Harbors lemon pepper and garlic marinade on some tilapia!

  2. Ashley W says

    I also liked Holland House on facebook. I just saw a post on their facebook that says you can make your own ranch dip for a fraction of the price, my 5 and 3yr old girls love ranch on everything!! :o)

  3. says

    Well, my friend, I love that the vinegars are naturally gluten free. That is so important to me! Thank you for taking the time to share that bit of information with me. I will for sure look Nakano products in the store.
    As far as one to try? Can I be generic and say all? grin. But since you asked, I’m going to say the one with Garlic – because who can resist that?
    Great informative review.
    Now to make chili for dinner.
    Rachel

  4. says

    Great giveaway! Love the Corning set as it matches some stuff I already have, use and love! The flavor I’d most like to try (though I’ve never seen or heard of any of these brands, so I’d be interested in any of them, is the World Harbors Island Mango. I’m guessing that would be delicious on chicken on the grill!

  5. says

    In response to the prompt… I’m most interested in trying the Island Mango marinade as it sounds interesting and like nothing I’ve tried before. Thanks for letting me know about these products.

  6. says

    I tweeted it, but then realized I was in TweetDeck and Twitter is giving me trouble so I can’t paste the link. I tagged you in the tweet, Tara, but feel free to throw this entry out for not following directions and pasting the link. ;-)

  7. joni says

    I’d like to try the World Harbors Maui Mountain Sweet ‘n Sour—sounds yummo!
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

  8. Ashley C says

    I can’t wait to use the World Harbors lemon pepper and garlic marinade on EVERYTHING! Especially chicken, fish, pork………. yum!

  9. Nicole says

    I love all the cooking wines but haven’t ever tried the Vermouth…so that is what I am excited to try!

  10. Janet Estridge says

    I would like to try the flavor, “Island Mango” from World Harbors.
    Thanks for entering me in your contest.

  11. Kristen m says

    I’m most exited to to try the Holland House® White with Lemon Flavor Cooking Wine! It sounds like it would be a really nice bright flavor!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  12. Debra Guillen says

    I would love to make a salad dressing using the Nakano Balsamic Blend Rice Wine Vinegar and olive oil..I think it would be amazing and low in calories

  13. Wilma P says

    I am going to look for World Harbors Maui Mountain Sweet & Sour. I already use Nakano and also Holland House cooking wines

  14. Melinda Dartmann says

    Your chili recipe sounds alot like mine, but with only a few different things. Gonna try it your way, sounds good.

  15. Deborah Rosen says

    I’d love to try World Harbor’s Maui Mountain Sweet and Sour sauce. I do love a good sweet & sour!

  16. Bonnigene says

    I really want to try the World Harbors Maui Sweet and Sour…it sounds so yummy and like something my kids would love to eat.

  17. Stephanie A says

    The balsamic blend rice vinegar from Nakano, The Holland House white cooking wine and the World Harbor’s island mango!

  18. says

    Holland House Mexican Style fiesta marinade… can you believe that before I saw this giveaway I actually got one of these 2 days ago at our local meat market and will be trying it over this weekend!

    • says

      actually I meant World Harbors, it’s late and I should be in bed lol… but I want to try the Holland House Marsala which is what I had on the brain to begin with ….

  19. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    World Harbors Sweet & Sour (although I think my family would enjoy all the flavors from all three brands!)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Jane H says

    They all sound great but Island Mango would be my first pick. Thank you for the opportunity to win this.