Recipe for a Chilly Winter Evening by Alicia Coleman

Happy New Year again!  It’s cold here in my neck of the woods so I thought I’d help everyone stay warm by providing a great winter meal we enjoy at our home.

The meal is a Vegetarian Three-Bean Chili with Chunky Tomatoes.

The ingredients:

* 2 Tbsp canola oil

* 1cup onion, coarsely chopped

* 1/2 cup celery, rinsed and chopped

* 1 green bell pepper, rinsed and diced

* 1 can (15 1/2 oz) low-sodium red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

*1 can (15 1/2 oz) low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed

*1 can (15 1/2 oz) low-sodium pinto beans, drained and rinsed

* 2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) no salt-added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and

oregano

* 1 Tbsp ground cumin

* 1 Tbsp chili powder

Directions:

In an 8-quart soup or pasta pot, heat the oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking.  Add onion.  Cook and stir until onion starts to soften, about 5 minutes.

Add celery and green pepper.  Cook and stir another 5 minutes, until all vegetables soften.

Add drained and rinsed beans to pot and then stir in tomatoes, cumin, and chili powder.  Bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10-20 minutes to blend flavors.  Serve.

For those watching their waists, the serving size is 2 cups for a total of 443 calories. Serve 4 persons.  Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Recipe for a Chilly Winter Evening by Alicia Coleman

  1. Totally yummy looking! I’ll have to try this. A bowl of hot chili is a great treat on the freezing cold days we’re getting here on the east coast. And the lower calorie count ?— all the better!

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