Here it is. The best vegan chili sin carne. And I am about to share the recipe with you.
Maybe you know it already or maybe not but when it comes to cooking I don’t measure anything by spoons etc I just eye-ball it. Hence it’s hard for me to tell you the exact measurements in this recipe, but I’ll try my best! So please feel free to add less spices at the beginning and then build them up to your liking. This way you are making sure you don’t add too much. It’ always easier to add more than to take away, right?
This chilli is full of healthy beans, corn, veggies (no celery, weee! (I hate celery…)) and everyone’s favourite I believe – tomatoes. Now let’s see how healthy this dish is:
black beans: full of fiber, low in fat, great source of plant protein, thiamine (B1), folate, riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), vitamin B6, pantothenic acid (B5), iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and calcium
red kidney beans: full of fiber, low in fat, great source of plant protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, thiamine (B1), folate, riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), vitamin B6, pantothenic acid (B5), iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and calcium
sweet corn: full of starches that will keep you full and aid in weight loss, low if fat, folate, many other vitamin Bs, vitamin A, C and E, manganese, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper
cocoa powder: full of fiber and healthy fats, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, selenium, calcium, riboflavin, other B vitamins and vitamin K
The dish also contains vitamin C, vitamin A and has detoxifying properties of the cayenne pepper.
So basically it is a health food that is low in fat, oil-free, full of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals and helps with weight loss. You should literally eat it every day. And did I mention it’s super easy to make?
2 400g cans of diced tomatoes
2 400ml cans of black beans
2 400ml cans of red kidney beans
1 425ml can of sweet corn
3 small-medium carrots, chopped into cubes
3-4 onions, diced
1 green bell pepper
1 tablespoon tomato concentrate
1 tablespoon (roughly) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
1 tablespoon chili con carne seasoning (ingr: chili, paprika, cumin, salt, garlic, pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper)
salt and pepper to taste
1. To a big pot add diced onions, carrots and all powdery spices (not the cocoa) along with some water so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Sauté until fragrant and onions are clear.
2. Rinse the beans very thoroughly with warm/hot water. You don’t want any of the foam to form. Add them to the pot. Stir.
3. Add diced tomatoes, tomato concentrate and cocoa powder. Stir, cover and let it cook for an hour.
4. After 30 minutes taste and adjust to your liking. Also add the green bell pepper, stir, cover and simmer for another 30 minutes.
5. It should be very thick but if somehow it is too runny after an hour remove the lid and let the water evaporate for a couple of minutes until it reaches your desired consistency.
I like to serve it with some rice, greens and a piece of lime to squeeze on top. Enjoy! ^^
Peace and love to you all, remember to be kind to every living being and to spread compassion and happiness wherever you go.