This black bean chili recipe is one of my pre-computer recipes that I’ve been playing around with since the early 90’s. It’s a vegan black bean chili, but if you don’t mind a little cheese, a topping of feta is a great finishing touch. You can serve this chili over rice (brown rice is best) or polenta, or with buttermilk cornbread or tortillas. But our favorite way is to serve it over sweet potato. The sweetness of the sweet potato is the perfect complement for the richness and spiciness of the chili.