red bell peppers, coarsely chopped
cooked ground beef (or frozen meatless substitute)
black beans, canned and drained (reserve 1/2 cup liquid)
red kidney beans, canned and drained
Heat oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. Add onions, bell peppers, zucchini and garlic; saute until onions soften.
Mix in meat (or meat substitute), chili powder, oregano, cumin and cayenne; stir 2 minutes.
Mix in beans, 1/2 cup reserved bean liquid, corn and tomato sauce; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until flavors blend and chili thickens, stirring occasionally. (About 15 minutes)
Season to taste with salt & pepper.
Top with your favorite toppings and serve! (Cilatro, sour cream, green onions or cheddar cheese are always a good choice.)
Last Updated: Mon, Sep 12, 2011