Beefy Black Bean Chili with Cilantro Lime and Yucatan Guacamole
  • 3 cans black beans
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes (reserving juice)
  • 1 diced chipotle chili pepper (from a jar or can of chipotles in adobo sauce - or substitute a pinch of ground chipotle chili powder)
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound very lean ground beef (less than 10% fat)
  • 1/2 of a large red onion, very finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon or more regular chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon or more ground ancho chili pepper (or can use more regular chili powder)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin or more
  • 2 cups homemade beef stock or 1 can beef broth
  • 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 3/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
  • 12 oz of Yucatan® Guacamole
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Drain 2 of the cans black beans into colander and rinse well. Use a food processor to puree the third can of undrained beans, diced tomatoes in their liquid, and the diced chipotle chili pepper. Process the beans and tomatoes about 2 minutes, until fairly smooth. In bottom of heavy soup pot, heat 1-2 teaspoons olive oil and brown beef, breaking into small pieces with fork. Remove beef to bowl, then add a bit more olive oil and half the onions to pan (about 1 cup.) Lower heat a little and cook onions until they are softened but not starting to brown. Add all the chili powders and cumin and sauté about 30 seconds. Add beef stock, browned ground beef, pureed bean mixture, drained beans from colander and tomato paste back to the pan with the onions and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or longer. While chili is simmering, rinse and finely chop the cilantro. Just before serving Chili, stir in the other 3/4 cup chopped cilantro and 1/4 cup lime juice and cook about 5 minutes. Taste and season with salt and black pepper if desired. Serve Chili hot, with a generous scoop of Yucatan® Guacamole on top of each serving.
Makes 6 servings.
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