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Healthy Vegetarian Chili

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This hearty corn and black bean chili makes a satisfying main dish. Serve it with warm cornbread or corn tortillas.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
fresh jalapeño or serrano chiles, seeded, finely chopped
2
cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained, rinsed
2
cans (14.5 oz each) organic fire roasted or plain diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2
cups water
1
tablespoon chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
1
cup frozen organic sweet corn
Sour cream or plain yogurt, if desired
Shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and chiles; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  • 2 Stir in black beans, tomatoes, water, chili powder, cumin and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in corn. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 5 minutes longer.
  • 3 Top each serving with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 250
  • Fat 3 1/2g
  • Saturated Fat 1/2g
  • Sodium 430mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
14g
14%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 04/15/2014. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
14g
14%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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