This was fantastic, just enough spice and totally satisfying. I halfed the recipe and only used 1 Cup of water since it seemed like it would get to watery with all the water it called for. I also only used a can of black beans and a can of kidney beans. I served this with cheese, gaucamole, sour cream and taco chips. This will be my go to chili recipe from now on.
Jane's Vegetarian Chili
Boasting less than 300 calories and almost 15 grams of fiber per bowl, this hearty chili skips the ground beef and uses chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, and cannellini beans for a protein boost. To make this a complete vegetarian meal, skip the Worcestershire sauce or use anchovy-free.
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- Calories: 276
- Calories from fat: 11%
- Fat: 3.5g
- Saturated fat: 0.3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
- Protein: 12.7g
- Carbohydrate: 49.7g
- Fiber: 14.7g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Iron: 4.2mg
- Sodium: 587mg
- Calcium: 107mg
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups water, divided
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese, (optional)
- Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add 3 cups water and next 8 ingredients (through cannellini beans), stirring to combine.
- Combine remaining cup of water and tomato paste in a bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Stir tomato paste mixture into bean mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with cheese, if desired.
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