Spicy Black Beans with Onion and Bacon

SPICY BLACK BEANS W/ ONION & BACON
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¼ lb bacon, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
Two 15oz. cans black beans, rinsed & drained
One 16oz. can diced peeled tomatoes
One 4oz. can diced green chiles
2½ Tbs chili powder
2 tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Cook bacon in heavy, large saucepan over medium heat until light brown, about 10 minutes. Add onion and garlic and sauté until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients.

2. Simmer until chili is thick, stirring frequently, about 12 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Servings: 8
Yield: About 4 cups

Cooking Tips
*Use turkey bacon to reduce fat and calories.
**Turn this into a vegetarian main dish by omitting bacon and serving the mixture over rice. Garnish with sour cream, salsa & cilantro. It also makes a good filling for burritos.

Recipe Source: Bon Appetit

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