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Three Bean Vegetarian Chili

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Quick, healthy, and satisfying three bean vegetarian chili. Chili does not need to have meat to be filling and satisfying on a chilly fall day, in fact, you won’t even miss the meat! This thick, chunky, and hearty soup has three different types of beans, butternut squash, tomatoes, and an array of spices.

Give this amazing recipe a try and don’t forget to make the honey cornbread muffins. I promise this recipe will be a hit with your family! 🙂

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Three Bean Vegetarian Chili

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  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups 1/2-inch cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 1 28-ounce can no-salt-added tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

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  • Preheat broiler.
  • Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened. Place pepper halves in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and chop peppers.
  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cumin, red pepper, paprika, salt, and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add bell peppers, broth, squash, and tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans; simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with green onions.
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Source: Cooking Light, January 2010

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