Warm up with this hearty and nutritious vegetarian recipe!
Three Bean Chili
Prep time: 40 minutes
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1 cup onion, diced
1⁄2 cup green bell pepper, diced
7 ounces vegetarian ground beef
1 28-ounce can diced tomato
1 15-ounce can kidney beans
1 15-ounce can red beans
1 15-ounce can pinto beans
1 packet chili seasoning
1. In a medium, heavy-bottomed pot, heat the oil over medium heat.
2. Add the diced onions and pepper and sauté on high heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
3. Crumble vegetarian ground beef into the onion mix and brown, as you would with ground beef.
4. When cooked through, add beans and tomatoes, and bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring often, for 30 minutes, or until thick.
Note: If you prefer, substitute ground turkey or beef for the vegetarian meat.
Cornbread flecked with diced jalapeño peppers makes a tasty accompaniment to this hearty chili.