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The Best Vegetarian Chili EVER!

The Best Vegetarian Chili EVER!: Main Image

Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Total: 55 min.
The secret ingredient--unsweetened cocoa powder--creates the smokiness of traditional meat chili but is a much healthier, vegetarian-friendly version.

Ingredients

  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 heaping tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp (or a bit less) cayenne pepper
  • A couple splashes of soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper and paprika to taste
  • Optional toppings, such as sour cream, cheese, and tortilla chips

Directions

  • Chop the garlic, onion, and bell peppers. Saute lightly over medium-high heat in 1 to 2 tsp olive oil. Meanwhile, wash the beans until all of the canning liquid is gone.
  • Once the veggies have sauteed for about 5 minutes, add everything else into the pot (tomatoes, beans, spices, etc.). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or longer, as needed.
  • Once the chili is done cooking, you can top it with anything you like: tortilla chips, a tablespoon of cheese, fat-free or low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 266
  Calories from Fat 19 (7%)
(3%)Total Fat 2g
(2%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(43%)Sodium 1027mg
(28%)Potassium 981mg
Total Carbohydrate 51g
(62%)Dietary Fiber 15g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(30%)Protein 15g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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