Updated: February 3rd, 2022

Looking to cook up something delicious AND healthy for the superbowl? This superbowl chili will be a fan favorite amongst your group while watching the game, or just warming up from winter days!

Recipe by Bria Johnson. Print Version Here.

Superbowl Chili Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, medium dice
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ea fresh jalapeño pepper, minced (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 1-2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 ea 28 oz can crushed tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2 ea 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ea lemon, juiced

Optional Avocado Cream Topping:

  • 1 ea ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp filtered water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Method of Preparation:

  • In a 6-quart pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and a pinch of salt. Sweat onions for 3 minutes or until soft and translucent.
  • Add the garlic and jalapeño pepper and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in chili powder, paprika, and cumin, mixing thoroughly to coat onions and peppers.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, a pinch of salt, and 1 cup water. Cover and bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the black beans and a pinch of salt. Simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Make the optional avocado cream topping: In a blender or a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the avocado, cilantro, water, lime juice, and salt. Process until smooth. Add lime juice and salt to taste.
  • Serve superbowl chili in individual bowls garnished with a dollop of avocado cream

Health Benefits:

  • Avocado – They have shown to actively reduce liver damage through the compound of glutathione which is an antioxidant that helps support the liver. And, avocados also contain high amounts of potassium which help to maintain heart health.
  • Black Beans – Are rich in antioxidants and have shown in some studies to help reduce heart disease and risk of developing cancer. But, they also contain high levels of folate, magnesium, and iron. So not only are they rich in nutrients, but have also shown to reduce spikes in blood sugar and help to manage glycemic index.