Chunky Veggie Chili
 
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Searching for an easy meat free chili full of veggies and flavour? Search no longer. Your recipe awaits. :)
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Serves: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 2 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can green chilis
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • i can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp honey (or other sugar substitute if avoiding honey)
  • 1 tbsp mexican oregano (or regular oregano)
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Saute onion until soft. (Ideally water sauteed but use oil if desired)
  2. Once onion is soft add the garlic until fragrant. (1-2 minutes)
  3. Add the rest of your fresh veggies. (carrots, celery, peppers, zucchini)
  4. Cover veggie mixture, and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir often, adding small amount of water to avoid sticking to the bottom.
  6. Once the veggies seem softened, add your canned ingredients (diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chilis, and all 3 cans of drained, rinsed beans)
  7. Add the 2 cups of water along with your honey, and herbs and spices (oregano, chipotle powder, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper)
  8. Stir well to combine.
  9. Cover, and let simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Notes
If you don't have any chipotle powder on hand, don't fret, add more chili powder if your taste desires, and a wee bit of liquid smoke if you're seeking for a hint of "smokey-ness" to your dish.
Recipe by plateofsunshine.com at http://plateofsunshine.com/vegan-chunky-veggie-chili/