Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Recipe Share: Meatless Bean Chili

We have been using a Chili recipe that came with the crock pot I was given. We've had it for quite a while now. Plans were to make it the other day, but the crock pot was dirty (I burned something in it and it is slowly coming off, but wasn't ready to use). Then I remembered a recipe we had used a few years ago that we found in a cookbook. As I was searching for that recipe I came upon another tempting recipe. This recipe was for Bean Chili and it has no meat in it unless you opt to add some. This was perfect for me as I am trying to eat healthier, cut out the meat, eat more veggies and juice. 

Bean Chili from the book "Mr. Food Cooks Like Mama."

2 tbs olive oil
1 large onion (we didn't have large onions so I used 3 small onions)
1 cup picante sauce (our store doesn't carry picante sauce, so I used mild salsa)
1 cup chicken broth (made with 1 cup boiling water and a bouillon cube)
2 cans (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained
1 can (15 oz) red kidney beans, drained
1 can (15 oz) black-eyed peas, drained
1 tsp cumin
I also added 1 tsp garlic powder 

This was a very simple recipe. 
  • Chop the onion(s)
  • Heat olive oil in large saucepan and add the onion, saute until softened.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 
I decided to make this vegetarian for me, but I added 20 oz of fried up ground turkey to half of the chili for the rest of the family. 

I had this after I had my green juice of the day. I found the recipe for the juice over at Juicing Momma. She calls it "Kid-Friendly Green Juice." Unfortunately, my children don't like it, but my husband does (shock, shock).

Also linking to:

Full Time Mama


  1. Every once in a while I sneak a meatless dish into our rotation. I think it saves money and it's healthier to not eat SO much meat.

  2. This looks good! I'm trying to go veggie a few days a week, and this sounds perfect.

  3. This looks really good! Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-)

  4. This looks really tasty, and a perfect meal for these snowy days most of the country seems to be getting right now! Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!!


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