21 January 2012

Three Bean Chili on a snowy day

  • This morning we woke up to a few inches of snow, and the kids were so happy to play in it.  Since John had to shovel and it was a cold morning I decided to make a big pot of chili to warm everyone up for lunch.  Thank you honey for shoveling!
  • Vegetarian 3 bean chili (we cheated and added meat!)

  • Ingredients:
  • 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • garlic cloves, thinly sliced 
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash
  • (28-ounce) can no-salt-added tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 
  • (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 
  • (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions 
  • We LOVE beans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. 1. Preheat broiler.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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 and next 4 ingredients (through 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.



  1. Oh yum...that is such a winter comfort food! You have a lovely family and a beautiful blog. I like how clean and fresh it looks! Thanks for visiting my blog, I look forward to all your future posts! :) Cath from http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/

  2. This recipe looks great....perfect for a cold day! Thanks for leaving your sweet note on my blog. It's nice to "meet" you. You family is beautiful. I have a passion for organizing, too! Going to check out more of your posts.....:)


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