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Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili

Chipotle lends subtle yet deep smoky spice to this substantial vegetarian chili recipe. We use a light-bodied lager beer along with vegetable broth to deglaze the pan. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2008

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups chili and 4 teaspoons cheese)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion (about 1)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper (about 1)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red bell pepper (about 1)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth (such as Emeril's)
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can small red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell peppers to pan; sauté 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add chili powder and garlic to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add broth and beer, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add chipotle, beans, and tomatoes to pan; simmer 40 minutes or until thick. Stir in salt. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 216
  • Calories from fat: 19%
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 10.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.1g
  • Fiber: 8.8g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 711mg
  • Calcium: 193mg
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