It’s not black or white…it’s both!

Black and White Chili

Black and White Chili

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cups Vegetable Broth or water
3 (15.5-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
3 (15.5-ounce) cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Add garlic, and cook one minute, stirring frequently so garlic doesn’t burn. Add vegetable broth, beans, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe Notes

  • Use navy beans instead of great northern beans.


  1. This is delicious…Daniel Fast or not!!! I made this last night after my kids had already eaten their dinner and were having a snack before bed. But it smelled so good that they both wanted a bowl…3 bowls later, they were ready for bed!!! I had it for my dinner last night and again for lunch today! It’s nice to have good meals to look forward to during the Daniel Fast. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Laci, thanks for your comment! I’m glad to hear your family enjoyed it. Let me also suggest a few other soup favorites on the blog:

    Black Bean Minestrone
    Tuscan Soup
    Vegetable Bean Soup

    All pretty kid friendly! 🙂 My daughters enjoy these recipes, so I hope your children do as well.

  3. Thanks for the suggestions! Your blog is pretty much up at all times on my computer right now and I looked through all the recipes to make my first Daniel Fast grocery list a few days ago! Thanks for all your great posts!

    P.S. I just figured out that your husband and my brother in law (Nate Moore) are good friends!!!

  4. This is my all time favorite Daniel fast recipe. It has even become a go-to meal whenever I am looking for a last minute meal to cook. I always make a double batch and freeze any leftovers for hubby’s lunches:-) Also, my almost 4 year old daughter jumps up and down excitedly when I tell her B&W Chili is for dinner. Thank you for all you do to help others in their walk with the Lord.

    • Thank you for your comment, Pamela! I love that your daughter, at only 4 years old, knows and appreciates healthy food! 🙂 I appreciate your kind words and pray the Lord blesses you in BIG WAYS this year. 🙂

  5. Our family of four is going on Day 4 of fast, I too want to thank you for posting your recipes on-line. May the Lord bless you 100 fold for helping His sheep.

    • Thank you for your encouragement. I pray you continue to be blessed by the recipes and devotions. I’m glad to hear your whole family is fasting and praying together!

  6. Martine Gainer says:

    I absolutely love this recipe. Easy to make and taste great. I plan on cooking this more after my 21 days fast with my church Free Chapel. Martine

  7. I am so happy to have found this website. I am on Day 12 of the Daniel Fast and this has given me a new flavor for my meals. Usually I’m eating just fruits, vegetables, seeds/nuts, and a salad, but this was just what I needed. My mom and my upstairs neighbor even thought this was delish. Thanks!! 🙂

    • Nicole, I’m glad God led you here! Thanks for the positive report. 🙂 I pray you continued to be blessed by the recipes and find many more you enjoy!

  8. Oh my, this is absolutely delicious. I will make it again even when not doing the Daniel Fast. I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes I have found.

  9. Absolutely love this recipe. I will be making it over and over!

  10. Jennifer Roat says:

    Could I use V8 juice instead of vegetable broth?

    • I don’t feel comfortable recommending V-8 juice on the fast, even though it would appear to be an acceptable food. First, V-8 is high in sodium, and 2) The ingredients label lists V-8 as having “natural flavors,” and I have no idea what that actually includes. Campbell’s made the claim that it doesn’t produce any vegan foods, which makes me believe that “naSo, nowtural flavors” must contain animal products. Otherwise, V-8 would be a vegan product. I suggest making your own V-8 juice instead of using this brand.

  11. How many calories per serving and how many servings does this make??

    • Hi, Linda! I haven’t calculated the calories on this recipe, but you can easily the plug the information into an online recipe calculator to find out. Also, it makes 8 servings (1 cup each). Thanks for your question!