Saturday, January 14, 2017

Vegan Veggie Chili
(#FeelingVeggieGoodFriday -- Recipe #2)

I've only made this recipe twice, but I absolutely love it. The recipe makes enough to yield yummy leftovers the next day. It's simple, easy, healthy, and delicious!

This is a recipe that you can easily customize to fit your tastes and preferences. I'll show you what I used, but you can use any vegetables or beans that you like.

I started by chopping up...

  • Two peeled zucchini
  • Half a red bell pepper
  • One whole, peeled carrot
  • About half of a sweet onion, maybe a little more 
  • A few cloves of fresh garlic (3-4)

I then drained and rinsed...

  • A can of chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans
  • A can of black beans 
  • A can of tri-blend beans (kidney beans, black beans, & pinto beans)
  • A cup of frozen corn

Rest of the ingredients...

  • Two cans of V8 juice (I used low-sodium)
  • Water, as needed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper (1 teaspoon)
  • Cumin (1 1/2 teaspoon, or to taste)
  • Chili powder mix or regular chili powder (1 1/2 -2 teaspoons, or to taste)

The recipe is super easy to prepare!

  • Just start by sauteing the onion and garlic until their softened on medium-low heat.
  • Next, add a cup of frozen corn and let cook for a few minutes.
  • Following that, add the rest of the vegetables and water as needed. Let the vegetables cook for a few minutes.
  • Lastly add the beans, two cans of V8 juice, and spices. Add water if needed.

That's it! Just let the chili simmer on reduced heat for 20 - 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Prep Suggestions:  You could easily meal prep this meal by chopping up the veggies the night before and placing them in a container in the fridge to just throw into a pot. You could also drain and rinse the beans, throw them in a container, put them in the fridge, and just throw them straight into the pot the next day.

Serving Suggestions:  Bake some potatoes and load them up with the chili.  Serve with a side salad and whole wheat bread.  Be creative and have fun!

If you recreate this, post a photo and tag us so we can see!

Happy and healthy eating,


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1 comment:

  1. I had this at a church function and it is delish!!!