BBQ Black Bean Chili

by / ⠀Recipes Soups / July 22, 2013

We’re bringing the tangy, savory flavors of our backyard barbecues to your bowl of vegan chili. Serve this one-pot meal with a sprinkle of our Southern BBQ Sunflower Kernels and enjoy with your loved ones!


Serves: 2-3

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 16-oz can black beans
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons NatureBox Southern BBQ Sunflower Kernels


1. Heat the canola oil in a pot over medium heat and add the onions and garlic. Stir occasionally over 5 minutes, or until onions start to caramelize. Add the red bell pepper and cook for 5 more minutes.

2. Add the tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, black beans, BBQ sauce and water. Bring to a gentle boil, then lower the heat to low. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3.Serve warm and top with NatureBox Southern BBQ Sunflower Kernels

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Kristianne is the founder of My San Francisco Kitchen, where she shares everyday recipes that focus on cooking/baking from scratch.

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