Black Bean Chili with Chocolate and Coconut Recipe

Black Bean Chili with Chocolate and Coconut Recipe

How To Make Black Bean Chili with Chocolate and Coconut

Take a wild ride into the world of new flavors with this vegan black bean chili recipe, mixed with sweet coconut and chocolate!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Simmer Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 45 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1white onion,large, chopped
  • 6garlic cloves,minced
  • ¼cupchili powder,good quality
  • 1tbspcumin
  • 8cupswater
  • 1lbblack beans,dried, rinsed
  • 4ozgreen chilis,diced
  • ¼cupcoconut flakes
  • 2tbspcocoa powder,unsweetened, use dark chocolate cocoa for vegan version
  • 2tsporegano,dried
  • 3tspchipotle chilis,in adobo sauce, minced to taste
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • chocolate chips,to top
  • coconut flakes,toasted


  1. Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add in chili powder and cumin cook for an additional 3 minutes until fragrant.

  2. Add in the water, black beans, green chiles, coconut flakes, unsweetened cocoa powder, and oregano. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar.

  3. Simmer for about 2 hours or until the beans are mostly tender.

  4. Add in the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce by teaspoons until it reaches your desired taste. Season with salt and pepper, and add an additional ½ cup or more of water if needed.

  5. Return to heat for a final 30 minutes or until the beans are fully-cooked. Top with chocolate chips and coconut flakes, then serve.

Recipe Notes

For a smoother soup, feel free to use a potato masher or immersion blender to puree the black beans.


  • Calories: 348.88kcal
  • Fat: 6.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.95g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.24g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.24g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.01g
  • Fiber: 16.12g
  • Sugar: 4.25g
  • Protein: 18.80g
  • Sodium: 1049.62mg
  • Calcium: 158.18mg
  • Potassium: 1421.37mg
  • Iron: 6.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 99.96µg
  • Vitamin C: 49.45mg
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