Friday, January 27, 2012

Yum Yum: Superhero Chili


This chili is winter favorite around these parts! It's seasonal, vegan, gluten free and makes TONS of leftovers. Oh yeah, and it's super easy to throw together and tastes delicious! Seriously, what more could you want in a recipe?

What you'll need:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large sweet yellow onion
2 large carrots, diced
2 medium parsnips, peeled and diced
3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, diced
Salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups water
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 cups cooked (or one 15 oz can) black beans
1 1/2 cups cooked (or one 15 oz can) pinto beans
1 1/2 cups cooked (or one 15 oz can) dark red kidney beans

Now prepare:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Use 1 tablespoon of olive oil to coat the bottom of a baking pan. Toss the onion, carrots, parsnips, and potatoes in the pan to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast, turning once, about 30 minutes.

2. Heat the other tablespoon of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook about 2 or 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chili powder, water, and all beans. Stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce to heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. When the roasted veggies are nice and tender mix them into the pot and simmer for about 15 more minutes to blend the flavors.



Lea said...

Oh my goodness! This is ridiculously similar to a rooted vegetable curry I make, minus the beans!! So good! Will definitely have to make this!! Thanks for sharing!!

Mama Smith said...

These are all of my favorite things and looks so yummy! I'm about to post a fairly unhealthy recipe so I think this is what I'll be making next... thanks!

Noelle {Aloud} said...

This looks delicious and easy—and I heart leftovers! I actually make a similar chili pretty regularly with beets included. It's bright fuchsia! I have to ask, though: what makes it "superhero"? All the protein and fiber and bad-guy-smashing nutrition?

Tara said...

Yum, beets! I've never tried them in a chili, but I can definitely see that working (and colorful-yay!). Oh yes, I guess I should have described its superhero-ness! Ha! You are spot on. We joke that with all of its awesomeness if we eat enough of this chili we will develop vegan superpowers!

Tara said...

Mmmm...root vegetable curry, sounds delicious!

Tara said...

We all need some good "guilty pleasure" recipes in our pocket! Hope you enjoy the chili (and the superpowers! Hehe.).