Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Veggie-Full Chili

As mentioned in a previous post, we have a new resolve to lose someveggie chili (2) weight gained during our recent road trip and before as well before the holiday season starts. For us, that means back to staying within the South Beach plan and planning dinners around it.

Dinner planning has been challenging the past couple of weeks as some foods are “off-limits” including fruit, some veggies, and all types of pasta and rice. Still, we’ve enjoyed several delicious recipe variations, like this one.

While it contains no meat or poultry, this basic vegetarian chili is thick, hearty and delicious – perfect fall dining. Feel free to add more seasonings — cumin, chili powder, oregano, based on your taste preferences.

Chock Full of Veggies Chili

  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers (any color) chopped
  • 1-1/2 C chopped mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 TBSP dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans of beans: pinto, black, kidney (your choice)
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can no-salt added diced tomatoes with juices
  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add peppers, mushrooms, onion, celery, and garlic; cook, stirring until vegetables begin to soften (about 7 minutes).
  3. Add chili powder, oregano, cumin, and salt; cook 5 minutes longer, stirring often.
  4. Add beans and tomatoes with their juices. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chili is fragrant and slightly thickened. Serve warm and top with non-fat sour cream or fat-free yogurt.

We used low-fat shredded cheddar cheese atop ours and served with a side salad. Grenville said this one was “a keeper.”


Montanagirl said...

Now this is one chili recipe I think I may try sometime!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

That is the problem with traveling, eating out is not only costly but fattening. YUM!! the chili looks delish!

Sandra said...

this just about how i make our chili, but i always added burger, but now when i make it i use ground turkey and we have adjusted to that, can't tell the difference. i have said to bob before, this would be good without the turkey and just the beans. this looks good to me.

Daisy said...

Looks great and very healthy! A perfect dish for this time of year.

Doris said...

Sounds delicious! and easy =) I'll be ready to make this after we eat Farm Show food all this week!

Rebecca said...

I love it when mine tells me he likes something. I don't like to try and guess based on how much is left over!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Out on the prairie said...

I like a little sour cream on mine

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