4 ½ cups cooked black beans (or three 15oz cans, undrained)
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 15oz can of tomato sauce
1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
Brown ground beef in a skillet with onion. While it’s cooking, the rest of the ingredients in a pot or saucepan. If you’re not using canned beans, add enough water (or bean broth) to make it your desired consistency.
Add in ground beef and onion. To enhance flavors, let the soup simmer in a pot or crockpot, for up to several hours.
Serve with your choice of sour cream, cheese, green onions… or whatever you like on your chili.