Mexican Black Bean Chili Recipe

This clean eating Mexican black bean chili recipe is the perfect chili for summer!

I love a versatile dish, and this one certainly fits that description. It’s super easy to make in a pot, slow cooker, or Instant Pot and will freeze well if you can’t eat it all right away. Enjoy it warm or cool.

A white bowl of this Clean Eating Mexican Black Bean Chili sits in the background and a spoonful of it sits at the forefront, ready to take a bite.

Plus, this recipe is easy on the wallet! It cost me $3 for the veggies and about $.39 for the beans. The broth and other jarred ingredients came to about $6. So this entire pot of chili costs less than $10 to make and it will give you quite a few meals!


  • Eat it as is, topped with your favorite chili toppings like avocado, a little Greek yogurt (in place of sour cream), fresh tomatoes, and even some cilantro if you like.
  • Serve this over brown rice to create a complete protein without meat.
  • Ladle it over some pasta for a wonderful, summery pasta dinner.
  • Spoon this over a slice of clean eating corn bread.


  • Freeze it in portioned-size containers for up to 4 months.
  • Keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Share it with friends!
A white bowl filled with this Clean Eating Mexican Black Bean Chili and topped with fresh cilantro and chopped avocado sits on a wooden table, ready to enjoy.


  • It’s budget-friendly (under $10).
  • This chili is totally plant-based (vegan), but you can add meat if you prefer.
  • It’s versatile – you can enjoy it in several different ways.
  • It’s a totally easy-to-make, one-pot meal.
  • And yes, because it’s delicious!!
An overhead view of this Clean Eating Mexican Black Bean Chili shows the details of this chili. The beans, bits of tomatoes and pepper, as well as the toppings of avocado and fresh cilantro, all come together to make one beautiful bowl of black bean chili!

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Clean Eating Mexican Black Bean Chili Recipe

Clean Eating Mexican Black Bean Chili

A deliciously versatile chili you can enjoy warm or cool, over pasta, rice, with or without meat, and more! The possibilities are endless!
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Course: Chili
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • 1 cup dry black beans (rinsed)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cups chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 ½ cups salsa (whatever your favorite clean salsa is)
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp. paprika (chili powder could work too if you don’t have paprika)


  • Combine all the ingredient in the IP insert and stir to combine. Put the lid in place and close the vent. Use the manual setting and set to 35 minutes. Use a natural release for at least 20 minutes. Vent any remaining steam completely, then open the lid.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a steady simmer with the lid on. Keeping the lid on the pot, cook until the beans are cooked through. Note that your yield may be slightly less if you cook this on the stove due to the liquid cooking out more. You can add more broth if you like, to make up for that.
  • Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir to combine in the crock.
  • Set the crock to high for 6-8 hours or low for 8-10 hours.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1955IU | Vitamin C: 56.2mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 4.2mg

5 from 1 vote

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! Also super affordable and healthy. Best chili I’ve ever had. This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. Definitely making this again.