Black Bean Chili with Oranges

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Black Bean Chili with Oranges

Black Bean Chili with Oranges
Servings 4


  • About 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 cup 240 ml vegetable broth
  • 3 cans about 15 oz./425 g each black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • Salt
  • 1 cup 240 ml nonfat sour cream
  • 4 large naval oranges (2 to 2 1/2 lbs./905 g to 1.15 kg total


  • In a 5- to 6-quart (5- to 6-liter) pan, combine onions, garlic, oil, and 1/4 cup (60 ml) water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until onions are tinged with brown (about 10 minutes); add water, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) at a time, if pan appears dry. Add beans, broth, coriander seeds, oregano, allspice, red pepper flakes, and cardamom. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until flavors are blended (about 10 minutes).

    Meanwhile, finely shred enough peel (colored part only) from oranges to make 2 teaspoons. Squeeze juice from enough oranges to make 1/2 cup (120 ml). Set shredded peel and juice aside. Cut peel and all white membrane from remaining oranges; thinly slice fruit crosswise. Cover sliced oranges and set aside.

    Uncover chili; bring to a boil over medium heat. Then boil, stirring occasionally, until thickened (15 go 20 minutes; as chili thickens, reduce heat and stir more often). Stir 1 teaspoon of the orange peel and the 1/2 cup (120 ml) orange juice into chili. Ladle chili into bowls; top with orange slices and sour cream. Garnish with remaining 1 teaspoon orange peel. Season to taste with salt.

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