This easy black bean chili recipe is fast and delicious! Load it up with your favorite toppings for a delicious family meal that makes great leftovers.
In a large pot, add the oil and onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
Add the ground beef and cook it until it's browned, breaking it up with your spoon as you go along.
Spoon out and discard the excess beef fat.
Stir in the garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and smoked paprika.
Add the beans, diced tomatoes, chilis, red pepper, and beef broth. Give it a good stir.
Increase the heat and bring the chili to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat so it's nicely simmering for 15 minutes or so, giving it the occasional stir. You can definitely simmer it longer, but I recommend at least 15 minutes.
Season with salt & pepper as needed. Serve and top bowls as desired.