Citrus-Flavored Bean Chili with Papaya

Most people don't want chili in the hot, hot summer, but this chili is so good, you just might change your mind! Papayas and orange make a tasty addition to this yummy chili.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup chopped ripe papaya

  • ¾ cup water

  • ¾ cup chopped red onion, divided

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

  • 2 tablespoons hot salsa

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest, or to taste

  • 1 medium avocado, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine black beans, pinto beans, papaya, water, 1/2 cup red onion, orange juice, green onions, green chiles, salsa, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and orange zest in a pot over medium heat; heat to almost boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Gently toss remaining 1/4 cup red onion, avocado, and cilantro in a bowl; don't mash the avocado.

  3. Ladle chili into 4 bowls and sprinkle with mixed topping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
9g Fat
48g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 1725mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 18g 63%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 63mg 315%
Calcium 141mg 11%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1121mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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