Home-Style Vegetable Chili

Cumin, pasilla chile and chili powder add heat to this meatless chili featuring kidney beans and veggies - made easily at home in just 40 minutes!

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
1
pasilla chile, seeded, chopped (3/4 cup), or 1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
1
cup water
1
tablespoon chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
3/4
teaspoon salt
2
cans (15 to 16 oz each) red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
Shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, carrots and chili; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese if desired.

Expert Tips

Chilies are not all the same--differing flavors add wonderful depth to recipes. Pasilla chilies, six to eight inches long, are medium-hot in flavor. When fresh, they are sometimes referred to as chilaca chilies. Canned green chiles can be substituted, but the flavor may be slightly milder.

Home-Style Turkey Vegetable Chili: Before cooking vegetables and chili in step 1, cook 1/2 pound ground turkey in the oil until light brown; drain if desired. Add vegetables and chili. Continued as directed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
520mg
520%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
11g
11%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
80%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.