Black Bean Sausage Chili

I first put this recipe together based on my husband’s deep love of all things spicy and every kind of bean that exists. It’s been tweaked over the years and remains one of his favorites today!

Black Bean Sausage Chili

5 from 4 votes
Budget friendly black bean chili
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Chili, soup, spicy
Servings: 8
Calories: 395kcal
Cost: 6.81


  • 1 Soup Pot or Dutch Oven


  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 2 cups diced onions
  • 1 TBSP cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 4 cans black beans or 1 lb bag of dried black beans, cooked
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup lime juice


  • Brown the sausage with the onions until the meat is cooked through.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except the lime juice.
  • Simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Add the lime juice and serve!
  • Optional - Top with sour cream, cilantro, and green onions


Budget Dutch Oven -
My Misen Dutch Oven -

cooking sausage


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Recipe Rating

  • 5 stars
    Made this tonight because I had everything and it was a hit! The lime was perfect in it! Thank you and excited to try more recipes!

  • 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it is ah-may-zing. Will definitely be making again, though not for awhile as I have a ton of leftovers ^_^

  • I just made this Sunday and it was wonderful, full of flavor, and a bit spicy. My family loved it. Took it to my brother also and he said it was “legit”. Thank you for helping our budget FFM!!