Vegetarian Chili

Recipe creator's name:  dash
Preparation time:  30 minutes
Total time:  1 hour, 15 minutes
Servings:  6
Ingredients:
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 coarsely chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 small, diced zucchini
  • 1 (28-oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (15 1/2-oz) cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 1/4-oz) can corn, with liquid
  • 1/2 (6-oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 (4-oz) can chopped green chiles, with liquid
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder (or more if you like it hotter)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (or more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
Directions:

1. In a large, heavy pot, heat canola oil over medium for 30 seconds. Add onion, carrots, and green bell pepper. Sauté for 8 minutes.

2. Add zucchini and sauté for another 7 minutes.

3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, red kidney beans, corn, tomato paste, green chiles, chili powder, oregano, cumin, sugar, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 45 minutes or until all vegetables are soft. Serve with your choice of garnishes.

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