How To Make Chili’s Black Beans At Home

Chili's black beans wit parsley and lemon

Chili’s menu is filled with recipes that are unmatched and incredibly delicious, especially Chili’s black beans. But, in case you can’t visit chili’s to enjoy black beans, I have good news for you! Chili’s famous recipes can be hacked at home. I’m here to share the secret recipe for Chili’s black beans. It has soft black beans spiced up with aromatic seasoning spices. It’s so easy to make that once you try this recipe, it’ll be second nature to you. 

Chili’s black beans are beans tossed with spices like garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cumin powder, and pepper. You can garnish it with chopped parsley and herbs. You can enjoy Chili’s black beans with meat or any main course dish. It’s one of my favorite copycat recipes. It’s healthy and delicious and it can stay fresh in the refrigerator for about 3 to 5 days. 

Chili’s black beans recipe is super easy and requires simple equipment. You might already have the ingredients used in this recipe. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other recipes from the Chilli’s menu.

1. Chili’s Ranch Dressing Chili ranch dressing has mayonnaise and sour cream mixed with buttermilk and pickle juice. This ranch dressing is spiced up by adding garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and salt. Dried parsley adds a fresh aroma and herbal flavor to it.

2. Chili’s Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas Chili’s chicken bacon ranch quesadillas has a delicious mixture of chopped chicken and bacon sandwiched between tortillas. These quesadillas have bacon and chicken mixture mixed with ranch and Cheddar cheese.

3. Chili’s Honey Chipotle Sauce Chili’s honey chipotle sauce is a delicious blend of honey and barbecue sauce mixed with chipotles powder. It has orange juice and lime juice for fruity-citrusy lift. It has ground red pepper added to it for extra spiciness.

4. Chili’s Spicy Garlic And Lime Shrimp Chili’s spicy garlic and lime shrimp are crispy delicious and are cooked in garlic-flavored butter. These shrimp are tossed with the spice blend. The spice blend has garlic powder, onion powder, dry parsley flakes, thyme, cayenne pepper, and many more. It can be enjoyed with any spicy condiment or a side dish.

What Equipment Will You Need For Chili’s Black Beans?

  • Bowl- Use a large bowl to keep the ingredients before using them in the recipe.
  • Saucepan- Cook black beans in a saucepan. 
  • Spatula- To safely combine the beans with spices, stir them using a spatula. 
  • Spoon- Add all the spices to the saucepan using a spoon. 

How Much Time Do You Need To Make Chili’s Black Beans?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes25 Minutes35 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need For Chili’s Black Beans?

  • Black Beans- Black beans are the key ingredient in this recipe. Use about 31 ounces of black beans or two cans of black beans for this recipe. 
  • Sugar- Add a half teaspoon of sugar to add sweetness to the dish and to balance all the flavors on black beans. 
  • Chili Powder- Add spiciness to the beans by adding a half teaspoon of chili powder to it. 
  • Garlic Powder- Add more seasoning flavor by adding a half teaspoon of garlic powder to it. 
  • Ground Cumin- Add the flavor of cumin to the beans by adding a half teaspoon of ground cumin. 
Chili's black beans

Steps To Make Chili’s Black Beans

1. Spice Up The Beans

To a saucepan, add black beans, sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and ground cumin. Stir the mixture to combine. 

2. Cook and Serve

Let the beans simmer for about 25 minutes on low heat. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve it with meat or your favorite seafood. 

Nutritional Information

Calories590 kcal
Carbohydrates106 g
Protein39 g
Fat3 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Sodium14 mg
Potassium1588 mg
Fiber39 mg
Sugar1 g
Vitamin A181 IU
Vitamin C1 mg
Calcium126 mg
Iron10 mg

How Will Chili’s Black Beans Look and Taste?

Chili’s black beans are delicious and spicy. These beans are soft and infused with the flavors of garlic, chili, pepper, and cumin. This dish goes well with any main course meal. It looks and tastes exactly like the one from Chili’s menu. 

Recipe Card

Black beans in a serving bowl

Chili’s Black Beans Recipe

Chili's black beans are simply black beans mixed with spices like chili powder, garlic powder, pepper, ground cumin, and salt. It's an easy recipe that does not require much work. You can pair Chili's black beans with your favorite main course dish or meat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 590 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Bowl
  • spoon
  • Spatula


  • 31 ounces Black Beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin


  • Add black beans, sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and ground cumin to a saucepan. Stir the mixture until the black beans are coated with the spices.
  • Reduce the heat and let the beans simmer for about 25 minutes. Now, transfer the beans into a serving bowl and serve
  • with meat or your favorite seafood.


Calories: 590kcalCarbohydrates: 106gProtein: 39gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 1588mgFiber: 39gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 181IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 126mgIron: 10mg
Keyword American cuisine, Black beans, Chili’s black beans
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