What Is an Easy and Healthy Vegetarian Chili Recipe?


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One easy and healthy recipe for vegetarian chili is the three-bean chili from Cooking Light. This dish is prepared quickly, thanks to the use of canned beans and the addition of fresh vegetables and spices makes it very flavorful.

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To make three-bean chili, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add one cup of chopped onion, 1/2 cup of chopped bell pepper and 2 teaspoons of bottled minced garlic. Sauté these ingredients for 3 minutes, then stir in 3/4 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 2 teaspoons each of chili powder and ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and one 15 1/2 ounce can of rinsed and drained garbanzo beans. Also, add one can of red kidney beans and one can of black beans, both rinsed and drained.

Pour in one 14 1/2 ounce can of vegetable broth and one 14 1/2 ounce can of no-salt-added diced tomatoes. Bring the ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for eight minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon of yellow cornmeal and simmer for two more minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in 1/4 cup of fresh chopped cilantro. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream before serving.

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