The Best Vegetarian Chili EVER
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 cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp (or a bit less) cayenne pepper
A couple splashes of lite soy sauce (optional, gluten-free Tamari)
1/2 tsp salt
Black pepper and paprika to taste
Chop the garlic, onion, and bell peppers. Sauté lightly over medium-high heat in 1-2 tsp olive oil. Meanwhile, rinse the beans until all of the canning liquid is gone.
Once the veggies have sautéed for about 5 minutes, add everything else into the pot (tomatoes, beans, spices, etc.). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 min or longer as needed.
Once the chili is done cooking, top with anything you like. Here are some suggestions: 1 Tbsp reduced-fat cheese, fat-free sour cream or 0% greek yogurt, whole wheat tortilla chips, or Old-Fashioned Cornbread.