Black Bean Chili I
1 pound black beans or 4 cans black beans, drained
2 cups tomatoes, puréed
2 to 3 cups vegetable broth or water
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly-ground pepper, to taste
- If using dried beans, clean and soak beans overnight, then drain.
- Cover with fresh water and cook until tender, about 2 hours. Drain.
- In large pot, combine drained beans with all other ingredients except salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Season to taste.
- Serve with garnishes such as salsa, chopped onions and grated cheese, if desired.