I really love my beans and I always keep my pantry stocked with different kinds of canned beans(I especially love black and red kidney beans), so that I can use them when I have nothing in the refrigerator or running out of time. Canned beans are so convenient and don’t require any prior planning.
I know there are a few million recipes for making Chili and this is my quick and easy version.
Heat 1tbsp olive oil in a pan, add onions, jalapeno and garlic and saute till the onions are transparent.
Add the rinsed black beans, refried beans and vegetable buillon cube and 1/2 cup of water. Cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
Add the tomatoes, cumin & chili powders, salt and mix well. Add about 1 cup of water (you can add either more or less depending on your liking).
Cook for about 15minutes or till the Chili comes to the consistency you like.
Adjust seasoning and serve hot.
This can be served over Yellow spanish rice, white rice, baked potato, nachos...... Using refried beans makes the chili thicker (you can completely omit this). This chili can be made with any kind of beans - red kidney, pinto.....