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Easy Vegetarian Chili

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Description

My go-to healthy and easy vegetarian chili recipe. It’s so easy to make and has a rich, robust flavor thanks to a couple secret ingredients, peanut butter and cocoa powder. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 128 oz can fire-roasted canned tomatoes
  • 18 oz can tomato sauce
  • 115 oz can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 115 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 115 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 chili pepper, halved, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter
  • Juice of one fresh lime
  • toppings: avocado, Greek yogurt or sour cream, shredded cheese, fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a Dutch oven or large pot, warm  oil over medium heat. Add onion, pepper, garlic and grated carrot and sauté until onion becomes soft and translucent. Stir in chili powder, red pepper flakes, sea salt and black pepper. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except lime juice. Blend well. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat,  squeeze lime juice into the pot and stir. Serve immediately.
  3. The chili can be served over brown rice or quinoa and topped with cheese or greek yogurt for a hearty variation.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 363
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 59g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: flavorful vegetarian chili, vegetarian chili, 3 bean vegetarian chili, vegan chili

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