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Vegetarian Summer Chili
with two beans, red peppers & squash

Active: 25 minTotal: 40 min

This light chili is a great way to highlight summer veggies. Chayote squash is often found in Latin and Asian grocers. If you can't find it, zucchini is just fine (chayote is a bit crunchier and holds up very well in soups). Enjoy your chili with several splashes of Tapatio (my favorite Mexican hot sauce) and freeze what you don't finish for next time.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Summer Chili:
  • Green onions - 3 stalks, chopped ((there are many stalks in a bunch))
  • Onions - 1, diced
  • Red peppers - 2, diced
  • Zucchini or chayote squash - 2, diced
  • Corn - 3 cobs, kernels shaved off
  • Kidney beans (14oz / 397g can) - 1 can, rinsed & drained
  • Black beans (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can, rinsed & drained
  • Cooking oil - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Diced tomatoes (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained ((if you can find tomatoes with green chilis, even better!))
  • Vegetable broth - 4 cups
  • Cumin - 2 tsp
  • Coriander - 2 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Hot sauce - for serving

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Prep

  1. Green onions / Onion / Red peppers / Chayote squash or Zucchini / Corn - Prep as directed
  2. Beans - Rinse and drain.

Make

  1. Heat a >5 quart (4.73 liters) Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then white parts of green onions to heated oil with some salt. Saute for ~1 minute and then add the diced onions with a pinch of salt. Add in red peppers and zucchini / squash with another dash of salt. Saute for ~3 more minutes and then cover with beans, tomatoes, broth, cumin, coriander, paprika, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil and then simmer uncovered until vegetables are tender, ~10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Add in corn and then season to taste with salt, pepper, any of the spices, and / or hot sauce. Top with chopped green onions.

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Reviews

This meal has 5 reviews

Really good. I added quite a bit of chili powder and more cumin. Next time will add more beans and maybe a can of stewed tomatoes for more thickness and additional flavor/filling. Good recipe!

By: Nina
Posted: Sep 07, 2017
Diet: Original

Was ok but became much better as leftovers. If I make it again I would add chili powder and decrease the amount of broth to make it thicker.

By: Robert
Posted: Oct 24, 2016
Diet: Vegetarian

A huge favorite!

By: Alicia
Posted: Jul 19, 2015
Diet: Original

I think next time I'll use less broth as I like my chili thicker.

By: Rosemary
Posted: Oct 11, 2013
Diet: Original

I had serious doubts on this one. I can promise that I have NEVER had this many veggies in one meal. As I watched it cooked, I assured friends that we could order pizza if it sucked. But then we tasted it! It was amazing- everyone had second helpings and it was guilt free! My friends (and I) were impressed!

By: Summer
Posted: Sep 07, 2013
Diet: Original