Five-Bean Chili

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Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Carla Gonzales-Hart
Here is a make-ahead chili that both meat lovers and vegetarians will love: It packs in all the classic flavors you want and is loaded with beans that give the dish a rich, almost meaty character. Serving this chili the next day lets flavors meld--if the beans soak up a lot of liquid overnight, you can add more vegetable broth or even water to thin out the stew.
Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)


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1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups prechopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
2 tablespoons unsalted tomato paste
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
4 cups stemmed and torn kale
3 cups organic vegetable broth
2 red bell peppers, chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can unsalted kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15.5-ounce) can unsalted chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 (15.8-ounce) can unsalted Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16-ounce) can unsalted pinto beans, rinsed and drained


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion and carrot; sauté 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomato paste and next 5 ingredients (through paprika); cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add kale and remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 45 minutes.

Created date

July 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 221
Fat 2.8 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrate 39 g
Fiber 12 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 520 mg
Calcium 153 mg