Vegetable Chili

This vegetable chili from Epicurious is amazing on it’s own but if you can’t live without meat, you can always add some to it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup bulgur, rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes (about 2 medium or 6 plum tomatoes)
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large heavy pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, and jalapeño and sauté, stirring often, until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Add the bulgur, chili powder, and cumin and stir until well combined.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender, about 1 hour. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Serve with a sprinkling of cilantro (optional) and enjoy!

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

The cold weather makes me want chili and soup, and this slow cooker recipe from He and She Eat Clean is perfect for a cold night.

Ingredients:

Directions:
  1. Put vegetables and beans in the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Layer ground turkey breast, spices, seasoning and water.
  3. Place lid on crock pot and cook on low for eight hours. (He & She Tip: If you are pressed for time, 1 hr on high equals 2 hours on low.)
  4. Carefully remove lid and stir chili. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  5. Replace lid, cook for an additional 20-30 minutes on low.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Super Bowl Crock Pot Chili

Having a crowd over for the big game? Meatified has your Super Bowl meal covered with this chili.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Brown your beef in batches, draining any excess fat before putting it into the bottom of the crock pot. While you are doing this, chop all veggies and set aside.
  2. Once all the beef is browned, drained and in the crock pot, heat a little oil in a large pan and add the vegetables.
  3. Saute the vegetables until the volume in the pan starts to reduce and the onions become translucent.
  4. Add seasonings and ancho chile powder to the pan; cook until fragrant and the volume continues to decrease in the pan. There should be little to no moisture in the base of the pan.
  5. Drain diced tomatoes and add those to the pan, stirring the mixture through before adding to the crock pot. No need to stir in the crock pot, just layer the vegetable mixture on top and pat down.
  6. Add the beef stock before putting on the lid and turning on the crock pot. Cook for approximately 3 hours on high, depending on your crock pot.
  7. Add the arrowroot powder mixture and the 100% chocolate OR cacao powder. Stir through so that everything is combined, season to taste with salt, then cook for another hour on high.