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Food & NutritionSpice Up Your Daily Dinners - All Day Vegetarian Chili

Spice Up Your Daily Dinners – All Day Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili has great flavors and has all the feelings of comfort, this dish will be an ideal way to add more plant-based foods. If you are in a pinch, this dish can be made in a skillet, cutting the cooking time in half. Using a skillet instead of a pot can increase the aromatics of the spices for depth of flavor. 

Preparation time 20 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 finely diced large red onion 
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic 
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped chipotle in adobo
  • 2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 3 cups cooked kidney, pinto, or black beans. You can also use two cans of beans instead, strained and rinsed. Plus 1 cup bean cooking liquid or water.
  • 1 ½ cups of sharp cheddar
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves or small sprigs
  • Charred or blistered corn tortillas 
  • Sour cream
  • Sweet corn

Directions:

  1. Add oil to a skillet and bring to medium heat. Keep ¼ of the diced onions aside and add the rest to the skillet. Add the minced garlic and season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook until tender. Roughly about 4 to 6 minutes.
  2. Add the chipotle, chili powder, can of tomatoes, and cumin. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the beans and cooking liquid, bring to a simmer. 
  3. Cook until it has slightly thickened. Season to taste and sprinkle over the cheese. 
  4. Cover with lid until melted and remove from stovetop. 
  5. Now add the topping. The reserved onions, avocado, and cilantro.
  6. Serve with sour cream, sweet corn, and tortillas. 

Notes From Healthier Me Today

  • If you want to go a step further and make it more decadent, crumble feta cheese on top.
  • This is a great alternative to original chili. It’s also healthier and you definitely don’t need to be vegetarian to enjoy this dish.
  • You can substitute ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika and ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper for the chipotle if you’d like.
  • If preparing for children add less chili powder and chipotle for a milder flavor. Decrease amount according to the child’s age. 

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