30 Minute Black Bean and Corn Chili

easy chili-black bean and corn

If you can’t already tell, I’m a huge soup and chili lover. It’s my meal of choice on any cold, grey day. Even better when it can be made in 30 minutes or less! Last week the weather switched up us on and was dreary come evening time. We had all the ingredients for this black bean and corn chili at home and decided to give it a try. The results were so good!! Like, make this one night this week good. Per usual, leftovers the next day were equally delicious. The crazy thing is, this soup doesn’t even require broth! I re-read the recipe at least 5 times sure that I missed a step.

Black Bean and Corn Chili
via living well spending less

3-4 tbsp of butter (I used about 2 tbsp)
1 sweet onion
1 lb lean ground turkey, ground beef or vegetarian ‘meat’ options
2 15 oz cans of black beans
1 15 oz can fire roasted tomatoes, undrained
1 15 oz can no salt added corn kernels, undrained
1 4 oz can diced green chilies, undrained
1 16 oz jar of salsa verde
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
sour cream/ greek yogurt (optional)
fresh cilantro (optional)
shredded cheese (optional – we used monterey jack)


Dice onions. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Saute onions until soft, about 5 minutes. Add meat and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes more. Reduce heat to medium low.

Rinse & drain black beans. Add tomatoes, corn, green chiles, salsa, & black beans to pot; mix well. Add chili powder. Bring just to boiling, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

Chop cilantro. Serve chili in bowl topped with sour cream, cilantro, & shredded cheese.




  1. October 6, 2015 / 6:19 am

    Sounds like we can have chili during the week too – anything quick and easy and I’m a happy camper! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. October 6, 2015 / 7:53 am

    This looks soooooo good! Definitely think I’m making this this weekend!


  3. October 6, 2015 / 8:00 am

    Soups and chilis are a fall and winter staple in this house! This is a great variation Ashley! I can’t wait to try it!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  4. October 6, 2015 / 8:12 am

    ok it’s official – time to make some chili! i make so many batches over the season – this one is def a good one to add to the list!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. October 6, 2015 / 8:13 am

    Yuuuuum so excited for soup and chili season!!!

  6. October 6, 2015 / 8:44 am

    Saving this!!! We make chili or soup every Sunday in the fall/winter. Always looking for new easy recipes!

  7. October 6, 2015 / 9:14 am

    This sounds really good…was it spicy at all, or was the heat pretty mild? I am such a baby when it comes to spicy food, so I always like to check!

  8. October 6, 2015 / 9:31 am

    YUM, yum, yum, YUMMY!

  9. October 6, 2015 / 9:46 am

    Yum! I love making soups and chilis when the weather chills down. This looks great!

    xx, Carly | carly blogs

  10. jillian
    October 6, 2015 / 10:37 am

    mmmmm this sounds so good!

  11. October 6, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Yum! I love anything with verde salsa in it!

  12. October 6, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    Oh this looks so yummie.

  13. October 6, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Looks and sounds delicious!! I was thinking about making chili this week too. Thanks for sharing!!! 🙂

  14. October 6, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    Super easy and fast love this! Definitely want to whip this up over the weekend.

  15. October 6, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    YES! Chili is my number 1 meal during this time of year. So easy, delicious, plenty of different ingredients to switch it up, and easily can last with a week of leftovers! I’m obsessed 🙂 Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  16. October 6, 2015 / 4:03 pm

    I have been searching for a recipe like this! perfect for Fall

    Thanks for sharing!!


  17. October 7, 2015 / 2:44 am

    Yum! Looks and sounds delicious!

  18. October 7, 2015 / 11:13 am

    This looks soooo yummy! I’m gonna try it this weekend!!