March 18, 2010

Easy 3-Bean Chili

This takes only a few minutes to get it going, it's jam-packed full of fiber, and it's delicious! What more can you ask for?
If you're really daring, pile in some corn chips for an old-fashioned Southern Frito Pie.

1/8 C olive oil
1 medium white or yellow onion, diced
2-4 cloves of garlic, minced, to taste
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
1 15oz can black beans, drained
1 15oz can kidney beans, drained
1 15oz can pinto beans, drained
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp all-purpose seasoning (I used Simply Organic)
1/2 tsp powdered cocoa (just trust me on this)
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
dash of ground black pepper
vegan cheddar cheese, shredded (optional) 
  • Heat olive oil in a large saute pan or skillet. Add onions and garlic, cook until soft.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. 
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until desired consistency is reached. I usually let it simmer for about half an hour, but you probably don't have to wait that long if you're really starving!
  • Ladle into bowls and top with shredded vegan cheddar, to taste.


Anonymous said...

Chili is one of my favorite cheap eats to make!

JAS said...

i am sure this is a rootin' tootin' meal. literally.

Kelly said...

Chili stuff is one of my fave meals--anything with beans--kidney beans my favorites by far. It's easy, economical and so healthy for you! Yum!

Mother Rimmy said...

Chili is my favorite go-to meal. You can use up almost anything in your pantry and make such a variety of chilis. Looks terrific!