Soup season is almost here and I want you to be ready, but truthfully, today’s fall comfort food is not exactly a soup.  Chili is in a category of its own and this recipe for Spicy Black Bean Chili that I shared on TV years ago also fits into the meatless main dish category.  

If you would like for it to become a soup, simply stir in enough chicken broth to make it the consistency you want.  I like it thick and spicy served with tortilla chips or Cornmeal Bacon Drop Biscuits (tomorrow’s recipe).

You can also “make this your own” by making it as mild or spicy as you like by adjusting the jalapeños, chili powder, cumin, and if you really like it hot, add a little cayenne.  Capsaicin is an active component of chili peppers and has numerous health benefits. It helps fight cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and relieves pain while also revving up your metabolism.  So enjoy this spicy dish, not just because it’s delicious, but because it’s good for you.


Tell Me: What type of soup do you enjoy most during the fall season?