Black Bean Chili with Penne Pasta

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A vegetarian black bean chili made with fire-roasted tomatoes combined with pasta for extra heartiness Recipe concept developed by The Culinary Institute of America

  • 12 ounces dry whole grain penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Ranch Style® Black Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz each) OR 1 carton (14.8 oz) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

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  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is lightly browned, stirring several times.
  3. Add celery, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper and garlic to saucepan; cook 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add beans, tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper; simmer 20 minutes to blend flavors.
  4. Add reserved pasta to chili; stir to combine.
Cook's Tips

Leftover pasta works great in this recipe.

Cook's Tips

Leftover pasta works great in this recipe.

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Calories: 175 View complete nutrition information
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Tricia January 26, 2012

Its nice to have all the things in my pantry to make a nice vegetarian dish! Very tasty.

JLA January 24, 2012

Very easy to make, we left out the green peppers and just added more jalapenos. yummo is the word

mommy4two January 23, 2012

yummy! my 2 year old loved it!

sally January 17, 2012

I love this because of the black beans and not the ordinary kidneys. Omitted the peppers because of my 6 year old but doubled the beans! YUMMY with cheese on top!!

mis January 10, 2012

Love this recipe! I left out the peppers though. Very yummy!

Les January 04, 2012

Really good, but liked it better without the pasta (added more black beans).