Recipe Difficulty: Easy
My Chipotle Black Bean Chili Recipe Notes
This is my go to chili recipe! It's packed with delicious good for you ingredients. It has black beans, corn, bell peppers, onion, carrot, celery and tomato. It's seasoned with chipotle peppers in adobo, cumin, chili powder and oregano.
I find the heat level of this chili perfect for me, but everyone is different when it comes to how much heat they like, you could add less chipotle to your personal taste. I shared some with my mum and she didn't find it too spicy so I think that means this recipe will work for most people.
I highly recommend making this at least the day before you plan to serve it. I know that isn't always possible, but I really do find it makes a big difference. It kind of goes from one dimensional and spicy, to a bit more complex the next day. With that being said, I will eat it myself the same day, but if I was serving it to others, I'd be planning a head a bit.
How I Garnish My Vegan Black Bean Chili
I like to garnish my chili with shredded vegan cheddar, sour cream, and chopped scallions. Of course use whatever you like best, but since this is a veggie chili, I find adding some richness to finish it off enhances the dish.
What To Serve With Black Bean Chili.
My Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits!! (pictured below)
Other Ideas for serving black bean chili.
Recipe Difficulty: Easy
My Vegan Baked Beans Recipe Notes
Baked Beans!!!! Baked beans are something I grew up with. I don't think my mums would have been vegan friendly, but my version of course is. These baked beans are sweet and smoky and I love them along side a loaf of my mums recipe for oatmeal brown bread. To give my baked beans their smoky flavour without using pork, I use three different ingredients. Liquid smoke, chipotle in adobo & smoked paprika. My logic is that it will give the final dish more complexity than if I just used one of the ingredients. This was an easy choice because I always have these things on hand. I use smoked paprika in many recipes on my blog. Chipotle in adobo I use in my black bean chili. Liquid smoke I use to make Coconut Bacon in my Caesar Salad.
As you can see in the image, also served them with some veggie sausage, and slow roasted tomatoes. I typically eat this meal for dinner, but I think you could definitely turn it into a big breakfast or brunch!
Recipe. Vegan Baked Beans with Chipotle & Maple
** I buy cans of La Costena chipotle in adobo sauce, puree the contents, and keep it in a jar in the fridge for adding to recipes. It keeps for months, and it's great in so many things. I use it in soups, dips, and sauces predominantly. Stir a bit into your vegan eggs (or eggs if you aren't vegan) before scrambling along with chopped green onion, cheese and tomato. Make a smoky salsa to dip chips into, stir it into sour cream....the possibilities are endless.
More Delicious Comfort Food: Try my Red Wine Braised Lentils with Mushrooms & Rosemary over Creamy Mashed Potatoes.
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