Vegetarian Black Bean Chili with Orange and Cumin

I was incredibly impressed with the recipe. It was so flavorful and so hearty, a great vegetarian entree. It was also very inexpensive – especially because I used dried black beans. I soaked them overnight and then cooked them until they were tender and then used them in the recipe instead of using canned beans. I was a little worried about using the orange zest and the juice from both oranges but it turned out amazing. All of the orange flavor added a brightness to an otherwise heavier dish. The cumin added a nice smokey flavor. I added a little shredded cheddar to the suggested sour cream and cilantro topping and it was delicious. Highly recommended – a great vegetarian meal that’s healthy and gentle to your wallet.

Recipe for Vegetarian Black Bean Chili with Orange and Cumin

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili with Orange and Cumin


  1. Posted January 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This sounds great! I will have to make this!

  2. renee
    Posted January 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    i am SO going to make this! going to add the needed things to my grocery list for later in the week!

    i have been following you for awhile and wanted to pass along an author you might to check out. my husband just finished reading the book ‘omivore’s delemma’ by michale pollan. and we both has read ‘food rules-an eater’s guide’ by him as well. great stuff. we are always trying to do our best with the things we are putting in our bodies…now we do cheat now and then and i have found i need that…otherwise i go off the deep end!! HA! anyway, after reading your blogs and mentioning about the efforts you are making to eat better i wanted to pass these book titles along to you for you to scope out!

    i also just finishing making that homemade chocolate fudge sauce recipe! yum! we will be having it tonight with homemade ice cream!

    have a great day!

    • Elizabeth
      Posted January 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I love Michael Pollan! I’ve read In Defense of Food and plan on reading his other books as well.

      Glad you’ve enjoyed the recipes! I love hearing that people are enjoying the recipes I pass on. 🙂

  3. Posted January 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    looks delicious. nice photo too!

    • Elizabeth
      Posted January 26, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! The photos are all credit to Jason. 🙂

  4. Rachel
    Posted February 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I made these last night… really tasty. Had a nice light flavor them. Thanks for the recipe!!!

    • Elizabeth
      Posted February 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Awesome! Glad you liked it!

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