Vegetarian Bean Chili

(This is not an actual picture of the recipe below.)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings



~ 1 tablespoon olive oil

~ 1 onion, chopped

~ 2-3 cloves garlic, minced

~ 1 carrot, halved lengthwise and sliced

~ 1 red, green or yellow pepper, chopped

~ 1 teaspoon each chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano

~ 3 cups cooked red, black or kidney beans

~ 1 cup spring water or vegetables stock

~ 2 tablespoons umeboshi vinegar or organic tomato paste

~1 teaspoon sea salt



 1. Heat the oil in a large heavy pan. Add onion and garlic and sauté until the onion starts to brown.

  2. Add the rest of the vegetables, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Sauté for 5 minutes.

  3. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Adjust the seasonings and serve.



Add other vegetables like celery, zucchini or summer squash.

Skip the chili powder, use ginger instead to create a different taste.

Add fresh or frozen corn and you have a grain-bean combination in one pot.

Add cooked brown rice for a tasty rice and bean dish.

Credit: This recipe is from Integrative Nutrition.