Beef and Black Bean Chili with Toasted Cumin Crema and Avocado Relish

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 25, 2024

Chili is a dish that resonates with comfort and robust flavors. This Beef and Black Bean Chili recipe, enhanced with a zesty Avocado Relish and Toasted Cumin Crema, brings a gourmet twist to a classic favorite. It’s perfect for those who appreciate a meal that’s both heartwarming and excitingly flavorful.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 6

Ingredients

For the Chili:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups beef broth

For the Toasted Cumin Crema:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, toasted
  • Salt, to taste

For the Avocado Relish:

  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Prepare the Chili:
    • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and red bell pepper, cooking until soft.
    • Add the ground beef, breaking it up with a spoon, and cook until browned.
    • Stir in chili powder, ground cumin, and smoked paprika. Cook for 2 minutes.
    • Mix in black beans, crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, and beef broth. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Make the Toasted Cumin Crema:
    • In a small bowl, combine sour cream and toasted cumin. Season with salt. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Assemble the Avocado Relish:
    • In a separate bowl, mix together avocados, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve:
    • Ladle the chili into bowls, top with a dollop of Toasted Cumin Crema, and a spoonful of Avocado Relish.

Nutritional Information

Nutrient (per serving)Amount
Calories450
Total Fat25g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium700mg
Total Carbohydrates25g
Dietary Fiber8g
Sugars5g
Protein35g

Enjoy this hearty and flavorful dish, perfect for gatherings or a cozy night in!