low calorie pineapple chipotle black bean chili

Pineapple Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Sweet and spicy black bean chili with crispy ground beef and a pineapple chipotle purée.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef chili, black bean chili, chipotle chili, healthy chili, low calorie chili
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 265 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 2 lbs Ground Beef I used 96/4
  • 1 Tbsp (16g) Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt and Pepper
  • 2 cans (15 oz) Reduced Sodium Black Beans undrained
  • 2 cans (15 oz) Stewed Tomatoes

Blend Together

  • 1 1/2 C (360g) Crushed Pineapple
  • 3 1/2 oz (half can) Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • 4 cloves (20g) Garlic peeled
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cumin


  1. Heat a large pot or skillet (if you're using a crockpot) over medium-high heat with a tablespoon of oil. Liberally season the ground beef with salt and pepper.

    salt and pepper on ground beef before cooking
  2. Carefully place each pound of ground beef seasoned side down in the oil once it's hot. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to the top side of the beef.

    cooking seasoned ground beef in oil
  3. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the bottom develops a dark brown crust. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes before crumbling the beef and cooking until no pink remains.

    browned ground beef for pineapple chipotle black bean chili
  4. While the beef cooks, add the pineapple, chipotle peppers, garlic, and dry spices to a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth.

    pineapple chipotle chili mixture in a food processor
  5. Once the beef is cooked, add the stewed tomatoes, black beans, and chipotle mixture to the pot. Bring to a low boil before reducing the heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 10-20 minutes (or longer if you have the time to let flavors develop).

    cooked pineapple chipotle black bean chili
  6. Top with chopped cilantro, queso fresco, tortilla strips, a dollop of Greek yogurt, or your choice of toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Each 1-cup, 270-gram serving has 4 Smart Points.

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Chipotle Black Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 cup (270g))
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Protein 25g50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.