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Black Bean Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 pound black beans

  • 2 cups onion (about 2 large), chopped

  • 1 cup red, yellow, or green bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons cumin

  • 2 teaspoons dried cilantro

  • 1 28-ounce can tomatoes

Directions

Soak beans according to package directions. Rinse. Add all ingredients except tomatoes to 3 quarts of water. Bring to boil, then reduce to low heat. Simmer for about two hours, until beans are soft and water is gone. Add tomatoes. Cooking until tomatoes are heated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fat-free sour cream and chopped scallions.

Serves six

Each serving contains about 333 calories, 20 g protein, 2 g fat (5 percent calories from fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 63 g carbohydrates, 15 g fiber, and 204 mg sodium.