1.10.2012

4 Bean Chili {adapted from Gracious Pantry}


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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

Directions:

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 :)


17 comments :

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  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?

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  8. I WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS POP UP ON MY BLOGLIST! eeee!!

    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!

    xoxoxo

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

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  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!

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

    hanlonfamily2.blogspot.com

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  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 :)

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

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