vegetarian three bean chili

10 Jan

i know that i’ve already done chili on this blog. but this is vegetarian chili so its different!! this is a great chili option if you are watching your spending or trying to eat healthier.

this recipe is extremely inexpensive, dried beans are very cheap, and canned beans aren’t too bad either, makes a huge batch and lasts for about 5 days in the fridge 🙂 and, unlike big meaty chili, you feel very light after a biiiig bowl of this stuff!

What You Need for 6 Servings:

1 yellow onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

3/4 a jalapeno, thinly sliced

1/2 c strained or chopped tomatoes

1 can of fire roasted tomatoes with medium green chilis, save can and use to add 1/2 c water to the chili

1 c yellow corn (i use frozen)

1 can OR 14 oz dried,  black beans

1 can or 14 oz dried, pinto beans

1 can or 14 oz dried, red kidney beans

–if using canned, make sure to drain and rinse very very well.

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp paprika

1 T dried oregano

large pinch of chili powder

1/2 t of cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicier)

1/2 T of ground cumin

avocado and applewood smoked yellow cheddar cheese, optional for garnish..but realllllly yummmy!

How it Goes Down:

heat 1 T of olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. add the onions and sweat.

add the jalapeno. cook 1 min

add the red bell pepper, saute 2 mins. then pour in the fire roasted tomato and green chilis, fill that can halfway with water and pour that in. also pour in the strained or chopped tomatoes. add in all of the dried herbs and spices. simmer for about 10 minutes to let all the flavors socialize with each other

add in the corn cook 2 mins.

add in all of the beans and stir! taste and adjust salt and other seasonings to your liking!

serve garnished with avocado and smoked yellow cheddar.

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2 Responses to “vegetarian three bean chili”

  1. Joanna January 11, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    This came just in time! I will make this for our monthly Girls Night (this monday’s theme is Mexican) and this will please our vegetarian, vegan and gluten free girls in attendance! Thanks a million! LOVE!

    • ad2542a January 11, 2012 at 11:55 am #

      awesome!! don’t skip on the smoked cheddar-trust me. it makes it taste like meaty, bacon-y almost which is GREAT since it doesn’t actually have any meat in it 🙂

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