Vegetarian Three-Bean Chili

Vegetarian Three-Bean Chili

Serves 8

Kidney, black and navy beans make this chili a hearty version of the classic, full of vegetables, savory spices and fresh cilantro, too. Serve with a sprinkling of regular or dairy-free shredded cheese over the top, if you like.

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup dried mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes, then drained and chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup uncooked bulgur wheat
  • 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup cooked navy beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
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Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, celery, carrots, bell peppers, fresh mushrooms, dried mushrooms, and jalapeños and cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, oregano and cumin and cook for 1 minute longer. Add tomato paste and brown with vegetables for 1 minute longer. Add tomatoes, bulgur, beans and 1 to 2 cups water (enough to just cover ingredients). Simmer for 45 minutes, or until bulgur is tender. Stir in tamari and cilantro and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:170 calories (20 from fat), 2g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (9g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 9g protein
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