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Jumpin' Espresso Bean Chili Recipe

Jumpin' Espresso Bean Chili Recipe

Chili is a hearty dish I love experimenting with. This meatless version I created is low in fat, but high in flavor. Everyone tries to guess the secret ingredient…no one ever thinks it's coffee. —Jess Apfe, Berkeley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • Sour cream, thinly sliced green onions, shredded cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeno slices, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute the onions in oil until tender. Add the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, coffee granules, cocoa and salt; cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • 2. Stir in tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve with sour cream, onions, cheese and jalapeno slices if desired. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 272 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 620 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat.

Reviews for Jumpin' Espresso Bean Chili

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"Very tasty and filling."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I followed this recipe exactly as written and the chili turned out extremely bitter. I had to add some more salt and some honey to it to make it edible. I think the chocolate & the coffee together is just too bitter and the kidney & black beans make it very bland also."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"I have recommended this recipe to friends!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"GREAT! we kept thinking we might need to change something, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"I made this for lunch today, and it was VERY GOOD. You really don't miss the meat. I've been trying healthy meals for my husband who just had a heart attack. Cutting back on meat and sweets, as he's also a diabetic."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"I agree with theeeyoreguy. I added a pumpkin and sour cream topper to mine and it was great. Who knew?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"awesome...would definitely make again!"

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