Killer Black Bean Chili

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Serves: 8

This hearty chili is jam-packed with delicious vegetables and aromatic spices. A longer simmer makes an incredibly flavourful chili.


1 lb (0.5 kg) ground chicken
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) cumin seeds
1 tbsp (15 mL) cinnamon
2 tbsp (30 mL) chile powder
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1 tsp (5 mL) oregano
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) cayenne pepper
1 can black beans
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) corn niblets
1 can canned diced tomatoes
1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice
2 tbsp (30 mL) honey


1 Sauté ground chicken, onion, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, chili powder, oregano, cayenne and salt in hot olive oil until the onions are translucent and chicken is browned and fragrant. Use back of spoon to break ground chicken apart.
2 Transfer to large pot with a tight fitting lid. Stir in black beans with their canning liquid, diced peppers, corn and canned tomatoes with juice. Simmer for at least 30 minutes on low heat with lid on.
3 Stir in honey and lime juice. Taste and adjust seasonings.