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Name: Leanne's Black Bean Chili
Key Ingredient: black beans
Preparation: simmer
Cuisine: American
Source: Leanne Van Horn
Food Group: legume
Meals: dinner
Courses: main
Temperature: hot
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :20
Elapsed Time: 1:50
Servings: 12

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
4 heaping tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
5 (15 ounce) cans black beans
4 (14-1/2 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes with juice
1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
1-1/2 red peppers, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon coriander
Salt, to taste
4 large chicken breasts
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Cayenne pepper to taste, optional

In large heavy kettle, heat oil and cook onions until softened. Reduce heat and add garlic, chili powder and cumin. Cook mixture for 30 seconds. Add beans, tomatoes and chicken broth. Cook, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, stirring often. Add peppers, oregano, coriander and salt. Simmer, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Saute chicken in a bit of oil, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Add chicken, lime juice and cayenne pepper, if desired. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Best if made at least one day before serving.

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