4 Bean Chili {adapted from Gracious Pantry}


Just a quick post today friends for Tasty Tuesdays.

Last night I made this recipe for clean eating 4 bean chili, but revised it a bit to fit our tastes and preferences. It was so so good, it's healthy, and can be cooked in 30 minutes...perfecto. I added carrots to the recipe to get a vegetable in there and all canned items I used "no salt added" or "low sodium". Billy said it was his favorite chili I've made to date - and it's MEATLESS. Success! The original recipe calls for a 28oz can of diced tomatoes, but since we like our chili with a little kick, I used 1 15oz can of diced tomatoes and 1 15oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilies. If you don't like your chili spicy, just use the regular diced tomatoes. 


Clean Eating 4 Bean Chili
(adapted from The Gracious Pantry)

What you need:

5 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3/4 cup carrots, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, no salt added
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 (15 oz) can black beans
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans
1 (15 oz) can chili beans
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. chili powder
3 cups vegetable broth


1. Saute the carrots, onions, and garlic in the olive oil using a medium sized soup pot
2. Add all other ingredients and stir to combine.
3. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for approximately 10-15 mins and remove from heat.
4. Allow to cool and serve.

*I like to add the spices to the carrots, onion, and garlic a couple minutes prior to the other ingredients. It makes it much more flavorful!

Bon Appetit!

**I posted my weekend recap late yesterday, so if you missed it, go check it out!
it's a good one :)


  1. OMG! Yummmyyyy! I have a 3 bean turkey chili I do... but it's a crock pot recipe! This is faster and simpler! LOVING. thanks!

  2. YUMM!! Sounds delicious!! I am going to make it this weekend :)

  3. Yummy!! May have to try this!!

  4. Sounds great! Keep up the vegetarian recipes. I will definitely be using some for my meatless mondays. :)

  5. Yum!!! I bought the stuff to make that this week :)

  6. LOOOOVE this! So I'm stealing it. Thanks BYEEEEE!

  7. Oooooh! Yummy! So, what if you don't like tomatoes? Do you think it would be fine with tomato sauce instead of actual tomato chunks?


    im sending this to Kurt and saying the following:

    Yo dude. I dont give an F that you like meaty chili. We are trying this and you are going to love it. I trust my BBFF (blogger bff) in that this is delicious. okay!? Bon appetite!

    ok maybe ill be nicer..hahah but yeah i will be trying this stat! If there is any food I love, its chili!

    ill let you know the outcome!


  9. I'll love you forever if you make this for me. Do I hear date night soon?

  10. I was JUST looking for a good chili recipe to try for after a day of skiing and this looks perfect! I bet Brian would even like it without the meat! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love chili! I am going to try this tonight! yay! Thank you!!


  12. Looks delish! I have a Rachael Ray white chili that I make about 50 times each winter haha so this would be a good one to mix in! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. sounds delish! I love that it only takes 30 min!


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