Healthy Black Bean-Hominy Chili

Healthy Black Bean-hominy Chili

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Sharon Colyer


I found this recipe, in the newspaper. Sounds worth a try!

I would use frozen onions & green peppers, if I them on hand, to make this even more quick & easy.


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Makes 4-6 servings
30 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 qt
    good quality vegetable broth (e.g. pacific, kitchen basics or imagine brand)
  • 1 can(s)
    (14.5 oz) petite-diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp
    (generous tbs.) vegetable oil
  • 1 medium
    to large onion, cut into medium dice
  • 1 medium
    bell pepper, color choice is yours, cut into medium dice
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    each cumin and oregano
  • 2 can(s)
    (15.5 oz) drained black beans*
  • 2 can(s)
    (15 oz each) drained hominy*
  • 3 large
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 oz
    bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh cilantro
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    *may use different beans, if desired
  • ·
    *use frozen corn, if you can't find hominy
  • ·
    optional fine cornmeal, for thickening

How to Make Healthy Black Bean-Hominy Chili


  1. Microwave broth and tomatoes, in a microwave-safe container, on high power, until steamy hot, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a Dutch oven or small soup kettle over medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers; sauté, until soft and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin and oregano; sauté, until fragrant, a minute or so.
  3. Add beans and hominy, along with hot broth mixture. bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and simmer, partly covered, until vegetables are tender and flavors have blended, about 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in garlic, chocolate, and cilantro. Simmer a couple of minutes to blend flavors. Turn off heat, and let stand a few minutes, if there is time. Adjust seasonings, and serve.

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