Speedster Chili



  • 1 15-ounce can black beans
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  1. In a food processor, puree the beans with the chipotle pepper and set aside.
  2. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the olive oil and heat until shimmering. Add the onions and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add the ground beef, cumin, cayenne, and teaspoon of adobe sauce and cook until beef is browned. Season with salt.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minute, then add the bean puree, season with salt and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in 2/3 cup of cilantro transfer to four bowls.
  5. Divide the cheese among the bowls, top with a tablespoon of sour cream, garnish with remaining cilantro.