“Yes! Decorating for Christmas early is actually good for you!”
Hello, sweet friends…
I hope you are doing well…
Recently I visited a clock repair shop and was reminded that daylight savings time is just around the corner…(this weekend) where has the year gone?
earlier in the week on Halloween while in a clothing store…Christmas music was being played…time is flying!
these two experiences made me wonder…was I behind or ahead in my seasonal decorating?…
That being said…no doubt as soon as I finish working on getting this post published…
I’ll be heading out to the attic…to see what I discover… (wink)
I have been a vegetarian since 2009, so veggie chili has always been one of my go-to meals. Creamy beans, tender vegetables, and stewed tomatoes, all the satisfaction of a meat heavy dish, Sans the meat!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 2 large bell peppers, diced
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted (do not drain)
- 2 (4-ounce) cans roasted green chiles, undrained
- 3 (15- to 15.5-ounce) cans beans, such as pinto, black, kidney, cannellini, or garbanzo, drained and rinsed
- 1 to 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
- 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
- Heat the oil. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat until shimmering.
- Add the veggies. Add the onion, bell peppers, carrot, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring, until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Add the spices. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper and stir to coat veggies.
- Add the tomatoes, chiles, beans, and broth. Add the tomatoes and their juices, green chiles, beans, and 1 cup of the broth. Stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer 30 to 40 minutes. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat as needed and simmer uncovered until the chili thickens to your liking, 30 to 40 minutes. If you prefer a looser chili, add up to 1 cup more broth.
- Stir in the corn. Add the corn and stir to combine.