As the weather starts to cool down, it seems only fitting to have some comforting, nutritious & delicious chili for dinner! This dish is perfect for cold winter nights like tonight when you are needing to be warmed up from the inside, out.
This is an extremely versatile recipe, so don't be afraid to get creative. Add in different vegetables & spices that you like.
This is one of my go-to recipes in the winter because it is quick, easy & comforting. Another plus side is the leftovers taste even better the next day!
Ingredients you will need:
1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained & rinsed
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained & rinsed
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 cup corn
2 peppers, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot, fill with water until it covers all ingredients.
2. Bring to a boil. Then place heat to low, cover with a lid & let simmer for an hour or so.
3. After the chili has simmered for an hour or so, using a hand blender, blend the chili to become a smooth consistency - if wanted, but not necessary!
4. Serve over some quinoa or rice and with some tortilla chips!
Health Benefits from the Ingredients in the Chili:
Bell Peppers boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, supports skin & hair health, protects eye health
Black Beans aid digestive health, blood sugar & cholesterol levels, prevents cardiovascular disease
Corn improves eye health, lowers cholesterol, rich in vitamin b6, protein and fiber
Onion boosts immunity, promotes heart health, reduces risk of cancer
Quinoa high in fiber & protein, controls blood sugar levels, high in antioxidants