You could definitely go with dried beans, but I didn't have any dried black beans on hand so I wrote this up the way I made it.
Chipotle peppers are smoked jalapenos- I purchase them in small cans, packed in adobo sauce. They're smoky, a little spicy, and delicious. Store the unused portion in the fridge- I hear they're great in eggs!
Black Bean and Chipotle Chili
5 cans black beans
1 can tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2-5 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2-3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
Optional garnishes: sour cream, shredded cheddar, green onions
Drain and rinse 3 cans of beans, and put in crock pot with remaining 2 cans of undrained beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, and chipotle peppers with their sauce. Let cook on low 3-5 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add cilantro half an hour before serving. Serve over rice, and topped with sour cream, cheese, and green onions.