Crock Pot Chili

I’m embarrassed to say that before this evening, I did not have a chili recipe posted on my site! I make chili pretty often- it’s a great way to clean out your fridge and it’s packed full of hearty, healthy veggies. I prefer my chili to be on the spicy side so I added a bunch of cumin and a large jalapeno pepper. The recipe below is pretty mild but feel free to add or omit as you please!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small/medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 24 oz chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 1 15 oz can of kidney beans, drained
  • 1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (vegan)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Chop all of the vegetables and put into a medium crock pot.
  2. Add the spices and let simmer on high for 2 hours (or low for 3).
  3. When the vegetables are tender, add the beans and let simmer for another hour or so, depending on how hungry you are. The longer you let it simmer, the better!
  4. Top with cheese, yogurt, cilantro or pair with your favorite roll or cornbread. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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