"Oh, I may be on the side of the angels...but don't think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock, The Reichenbach Fall

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sweet three-bean vegan chili


@ 1 TBSP olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium sweet onion, diced
1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, diced
1-4 oz can mild chilis
1-15 oz can black beans
1-15 oz can kidney beans
1-15 oz can canneloni beans
1-15 oz can sweet corn
1-15 oz can diced tomatoes
1½ tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon

In a large stew pot, sauté the garlic, onion, and bell pepper until the onion is translucent.  Add the chilis, all the beans, and the corn, and stir. (Do NOT drain the beans or corn)  Add the tomatoes, and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer, and add chili powder and cinnamon.  Simmer for at least 35 minutes, or until it tastes done.

I had some of this last night, served with tortilla chips crushed on top.  YUM!

This can also be made by cooking dried beans in the crock pot, then adding all ingredients except tomatoes.  Tomatoes should only be added to the crockpot during the last hour of cooking, after the beans are tender.