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Vegetarian Chili

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 16-ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1 16-ounce can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in medium pot. Then add 1 cup of chopped red onion, 4 minced garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon of chili powder and 2 teaspoons of cumin. Sauté this mixture over medium heat until the onion is soft.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring everything to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. You can add a little more water depending on how thick you like your chili.