Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 264
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 9.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.9g
  • Fiber: 10.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 4.4mg
  • Sodium: 689mg
  • Calcium: 145mg

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat broiler.
  2. 2. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened. Place pepper halves in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and chop peppers.
  3. 3. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cumin and next 4 ingredients (through garlic); cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add bell peppers, broth, squash, and tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans; simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with green onions.
Note:

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