Smoky Three Bean Chili

Servings 4
  • Prep Time : 20 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 50 min

This recipe is based on one from Almost Vegetarian Entertaining, but over the years I kept tweaking until I got it just how I like it. Depending on my mood, I sometimes use other beans, such as great northern, cannellini, pinto, or adzuki.

Ingredients Directions
  • 2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 2 cups diced bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 cans dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can butter beans
  • 1 cup textured vegetable protein (TVP) or 1 package Morningstar grillers crumbles
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth optional
  • 5 dashes angostura bitters optional

Sauté onion and celery in oil over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes. Add green pepper and garlic and continue for another 5 minutes. Add spices and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add tomatoes, TVP, beans, vermouth, bitters, and bay leaves. Simmer for 15 – 30 minutes. Thicken with tomato paste if necessary. Add cilantro. Remove bay leaves before serving

Posted November 5, 2010 by robfelty