Spicy Three Bean Veggie Chili

This chili can simmer unattended all day in a slow cooker, or works well bubbling on the stove for about 90 minutes in the late afternoon. It’s spicy, layered with deep, satisfying flavor and just enough heat. It’s probably even better the next day, but fantastic on day one for sure. It’s great with warmed whole-grain tortillas, or piled high over steaming baked potatoes. Garnish with plenty of fresh cilantro, or use your imagination with your favorite toppings.

Read in Español

Ingredients

Preparation

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Add onion, celery, carrots, bell pepper, jalapeño, and garlic to a large slow cooker. Add beans, tomato products, 2 cups of broth, and raisins. Mix well, and add seasonings (coriander through Worcestershire).
  2. Cover and cook on high setting for 5 or 6 hours, or low for 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Remove bay leaves, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with any combination of fresh cilantro, diced avocados, corn, baked potatoes, or warm whole grain tortillas.

Stovetop Instructions

  1. Add onion, celery, carrots, bell pepper, and jalapeño to large soup pot. On medium-high heat, pan sauté in a small amount of water until almost tender. Add the garlic, and sauté for 1 minute more.
  2. Add beans, tomato products, 3 cups of broth, and raisins. Mix well, and add seasonings (coriander through Worcestershire). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to rolling simmer, cover and cook for 90 minutes.
  3. Remove bay leaves, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with any combination of fresh cilantro, diced avocados, corn, baked potatoes, or warm whole grain tortillas.

Vicki Brett-Gach is a graduate of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program. Vicki is a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, a Certified Personal Chef, Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified and Starch Solution Certified. She is a contributing writer to Vegan Magazine and Honest Cooking, and a chef with the Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG.org) team. Vicki coaches individual clients and teaches a variety of heart-healthy vegan cooking classes to groups of all sizes. Connect with Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen on Facebook and follow her Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen blog for new recipes.
Write for Us

Comments