Friday, January 4, 2013

Tomato Free Vegetarian Chili

I read that for my metabolic rate, I should stay away from tomatoes; who knows?
What I do know is that the Prince isn't a huge fan of tomatoes and I wanted to make chili. So, what's a girl to do? Make a tomato free chili, of course!

What you need:
1 Tbls olive oil
1 cup diced organic red onion
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1 diced organic green bell pepper
2 large diced organic carrots
1 can ( or two cups) UNDRAINED organic black beans
1 can ( or two cups) DRAINED and RINSED organic pinto beans
1 1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 cup frozen ( or fresh) organic corn
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
Salt to taste

What you do:
Sauté onions, garlic, green bell pepper, carrots in olive oil until onions are slightly soft. Add beans, broth and seasoning. Simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Add corn and simmer 5 more minutes.

Serve with optional toppings: cheese, sour cream, green onions, etc.


* The spice level is fairly mild in this recipe, feel free to add more chili powder or a touch of cayenne*

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