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Slow-Cooker Black Bean-Mushroom Chili

Winter 2004, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (351 votes)

Black beans, earthy mushrooms and tangy tomatillos combine with a variety of spices and smoky chipotles to create a fantastic full-flavored chili. It can simmer in the slow cooker all day, which makes it perfect for a healthy supper when the end of your day is rushed.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I used 4 cans of black beans versus the dried and it came out fine. I also omitted the tomatillos. Better the next day! "
Slow-Cooker Black Bean-Mushroom Chili

54 Reviews for Slow-Cooker Black Bean-Mushroom Chili

12/04/2011
Anonymous
THE best chili EVER

This chili is more flavorful than any meat chili I made before we went veg! I totally disagree with previous comments about leaving out the tomatillos--they add a nice zing. We've eaten this with corn bread, on baked potatoes, and as the chili for nachos, and it's been a huge hit each time. Even my daughter who hates mushrooms loved it (no, I didn't 'fess up!). This recipe is a winner no matter how you serve it . . . and the best part is walking in the door the day it's in the crock pot and smelling that heavenly aroma!

Amazing flavors
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11/10/2011
Anonymous
Use powdered spices

I used whole spices like it said. It didn't say to grind the spices, but I wish it did because biting into the whole cardamon leaves a weird flavor.

Good texture, easy
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09/10/2011
Yummy!

This is a delicious recipe that I will be including in my rotation. I gave it 5 stars, which may be unfair since I didn't exactly follow the recipe, but it was a collaborative effort between the submitter, other reviewers and me :). Still, it was delicious and easy to make. Following the advice of some of the other readers and my own ideas, I used 3 cans rinsed black beans, 1 can tomatoes with chilis, one diced sweet potato (since I spied it while getting the onion and it appealed to me), and since I didn't have mustard seed, chipotle or tomatillos, those were omitted. Still very very nice, and I hope to try the original submission soon. Thank you for this delicious chili recipe.

Easy and possibly quick :)
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02/04/2011
Wonderful!

wonderful rich flavor. I made this on the stovetop, never have luck when cooking beans in a slowcooker. The liquid amount needs to be reduced in half. I knew from making black beans many times 8 1/2 cups was waaay too much liquid. 4 is perfect. Other than that I didn't change anything. Using canned will NOT give you the same results as using the dried beans. Delish!

Wonderful rich flavor
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01/25/2011
Follow The Recipe

Following the recipe is important to gain the desired results. Lots of spice from the chipotle peppers.The lime and sourcream at the end is the perfect topper!

Flavorful, Filling, Easy, Super Tasty!
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