Monday, February 9, 2009

Sweet Chili

This is by far my favorite chili. It has a very different, sweet taste. I found this recipe on with the title name "Chili Vegetarian Style." However, we have gone on to tweak the chili a bit.
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup finely onion
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped bell peppers (any color)
  • 6 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes with thick puree
  • 1 1/2 cup black beans (with liquid)
  • 3 cups kidney beans (with liquid)
  • 1 1/2 cup white beans (with liquid)
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen corn
  1. Heat Oil. Saute bell peppers, and onion.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and slowly bring to a boil. Cover pot and simmer for 20 minutes.

Chili is great hot, however it tastes much better when allowed to sit overnight.

Tips to make your chili even better:

  • serve with sour cream (vegan, if you'd like)
  • serve with cheese (dairy or vegan)
  • use SPLENDA instead of raw sugar (less calories, however we prefer the benefits of "whole raw sugar")
  • add a jalapeno for some kick
  • use your own canned tomatoes
  • use dry beans instead of canned (less salt, better taste)
  • instead of using frozen corn use a corn, peas, carrot mix