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Five Bean Chili

Five Bean Chili is a meatless chili – healthy and flavorful yet hearty enough to satisfy meat lovers. In addition to being healthy, this is also a budget-friendly supper.

Delicious and Meatless Five Bean Chili - Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, dice 2 carrots and a large onion and mince 6 cloves of garlic. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Toss the carrots, onion and garlic in and sauté until the onion is just tender.
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While they are cooking, measure out your seasonings – 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder and 1 teaspoon smoked paprika.
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When your onions are just tender, mix in your seasons and cook for one minute. Pour in 3 cups of vegetable broth.
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Dice a red bell pepper and if you choose, mince a jalapeno pepper as well.
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In a colander, pour a 15 ounce can each of black beans, kidney beans, Great Northern beans, garbanzo beans and pinto beans. Rinse and drain them then add them to your Dutch oven.
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Add the bell pepper and optional jalapeno pepper to the pot, along with two tablespoons of tomato paste and a teaspoon each of salt & pepper. Bring this to a boil, reduce and simmer for 10 minutes.
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Stir in 2 cups of fresh baby spinach leaves and cook for about 5 more minutes.
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Serve with your favorite cornbread or some cheddar biscuits.

Delicious and Meatless Five Bean Chili - Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!
Delicious and Meatless Five Bean Chili - Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Five Bean Chili

Five Bean Chili

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Five Bean Chili is a meatless chili – healthy and flavorful yet hearty enough to satisfy meat lovers. In addition to being healthy, this is also a budget-friendly supper.

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tb coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 c vegetable broth
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (optional)
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans
  • 1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Great Northern beans
  • 1 can (15 oz.) garbanzo beans
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pinto beans
  • 2 Tb tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 c fresh baby spinach leaves

Instructions

  1. To begin, heat the coconut oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Toss the carrots, onion and garlic in and sauté until the onion is just tender.
  3. While they are cooking, measure out your seasonings - oregano, chili powder, ancho chile powder and smoked paprika.
  4. When your onions are just tender, mix in your seasons and cook for one minute. Pour in the vegetable broth.
  5. Dice the red bell pepper and if you choose, mince a jalapeno pepper as well.
  6. Pour all of the beans into a colander. Rinse and drain them then add them to your Dutch oven.
  7. Add the bell pepper and optional jalapeno pepper to the pot, along with the tomato paste, salt & pepper.
  8. Bring this to a boil, reduce and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Stir in the baby spinach leaves and cook for about 5 more minutes.
  10. Serve with your favorite cornbread or some cheddar biscuits.
  11. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1384mg Carbohydrates: 53g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 13g Sugar: 18g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 14g
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37 thoughts on “Five Bean Chili”

  1. Sooo colorful and cheery, Conni! Exactly what I’ll be saving a few bucks using your recipe – a vegetarian one! Thank you =)

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  2. I got really excited when I read this recipe! I love a hearty winter-time meal chili, especially one that saves me some money! Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

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