Black Bean Vegetarian Chili

From Alex:

This is such a simple recipe – all you need are fresh scallions and a stocked pantry to get this hearty (not heavy!) recipe on the table. Sometimes I add chickpeas or red kidney beans to mix it up. The black beans are my favorite. You can also serve with avocado wedges, sour cream and tortilla chips to round out the picture. I make this dairy and gluten free but cheese or slices of bread can be great companions to this as well. You can also cook your own black beans until tender and add in. Pro tip: If you use canned beans, discarding/rinsing off the liquid is important.

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Cook time: 25-40 (inactive)

Servings: 2-4


3 bunches scallions, white and green parts cut and separated into two piles

1 can (28 ounces) whole, peeled tomatoes

2 cans (15.5 ounces each) cooked black beans, drained of their liquid and rinsed


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Spanish paprika


8-inch non-stick skillet


  1. Prepare the kitchen: Preheat the oven to 375°F and make sure to disinfect the kitchen counter with Lysol Daily Cleanser before beginning to cook. Spray the solution over the counter, letting stand for 10 minutes before wiping with a clean dish towel.
  2. Bake the potatoes: Place the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in the oven and bake until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and quarter the potatoes. Toss with the curry powder and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the egg mix: In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and salt with 1 tablespoon cool water. Whisk only enough to integrate the eggs. You don’t want to whip too much air into them or make them frothy. If any egg spills on the countertop, don’t worry about it – just make sure to disinfect the area with Lysol Daily Cleanser, following the directions above in step 1.
  4. Make the frittata: Heat the non-stick skillet and add the olive oil. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the bottom of the skillet and cook until browned on all sides, 10-12 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook for only 1 minute until it wilts. Pour the eggs over the spinach and place the skillet in the center of the oven. Allow the eggs to cook, undisturbed, 10-12 minutes or until cooked through but still slightly soft in the center. Unmold and season again. Slice into wedges.
  5. Clean up: Wash all tools used either by hand or in the dishwasher, and disinfect the countertop with Lysol Daily Cleanser. This ensures the kitchen is ready to be used for your next meal prep!