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Almost-Vegetarian Chili

A little bacon goes a long way used as seasoning in this mostly vegetarian dish.

Serves 4
Ready in 35 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
426 calories per serving


> 2 tbsp canola oil
> 2 slices thick-cut bacon, very finely chopped
> 1 cup diced onion
> 1 tbsp minced garlic
> 2 tbsp chili powder
> 2 tbsp ground cumin
> 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
> 2 cups beef or vegetable broth
> 2 (15.5 oz) cans Nature's Promise® Organic No Salt Added Black Beans, undrained


In a large pot, combine the oil, bacon, and onion. Cook 6–7 min., until bacon is browned, stirring often.
Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Season with salt. Cook 2 min., until garlic is golden, stirring often.
Add the tomato sauce, broth, and beans. Heat to a boil on high. Reduce heat and simmer 15–20 min., until thickened, stirring occasionally. Season with salt to taste.


Garnish with your favorite chili toppings like cilantro, sour cream, or shredded Cheddar.

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