Fun, healthy, affordable meal!
This chili is super healthy and works great if you are doing the Sugar Divorce, Four Hour Body or Weight Watchers lifestyle.
1 Onion, chopped
a few cloves of Garlic, chopped
Bell Pepper, chopped (optional – I don’t like peppers, Yuck! But they do add pretty color to the dish)
Lentils – I used the pre-cooked ones from Trader Joe’s sold in a box in the fridge section (usually near the vegetables)
1 can Pinto Beans, rinsed & drained*
1 can White Beans, rinsed & drained*
1 can Black Beans, rinsed & drained*
(you can use any beans – I just pick these 3 to make it more colorful)
1 can diced Tomatoes in juice
1 can of Corn.
1-2 teaspoons ground Cumin
1-2 tablespoons Chili Powder
1-2 teaspoons Oregano
Cayenne pepper – as much or as little as you can handle
3 cups fat free Veggie broth
1-2 chunks semisweet Chocolate, choppped
a handful of Quinoa
Miscellaneous veggies – I like yellow squash and green zucchini for the color
Spray bottom of large pot with olive oil. Add onion, garlic and yucky peppers and sauté until soft, I add a splash of the broth to help soften up the veggies and to avoid burning the garlic.
Add Miscellaneous veggies, saute some more.
Add spices: cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper.
Add tomatoes in juice.
Put top on pan to allow veggies to cook.
Drain and rinse beans (rinse a few times for maximum gas avoidance).
Drain corn and add.
Add chunks of chocolate.
Add rest of the broth, throw a little extra in if you need to feed more people.
If too watery, throw in a handful of Quinoa to thicken up and add more texture to the chili.
Season with salt & pepper.
If too spicy, a dollop of sour cream cools down the chili and gives it a creamy flavor.
Come back here, leave a comment and let me know if you enjoyed the chili!
Rainbow Chocolate Chili recipe was inspired by they Turkey and Pinto Bean Chili recipe I found on epicurious.
*rinsing and draining canned beans seriously reduces any side effects of gas. I read this in the 4 Hour Body book and it is true. I’ve been testing it on my friends and family.
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