Tre Bean Chili

Abbiamo avuto la nostra prima nevicata l'altro giorno. Bella neve che copriva il terreno e le macchine e sembrava panna montata. Era il momento di rompere tuta di Benny. We have never found a coat that was able to keep him from shivering in the cold so we always double-layered him in a sweater and a coat. But then we had a special snowsuit custom-made for him. It’s made specifically to his measurements so it fits perfectly. It even has his name embroidered on the collar. This snowsuit keeps him toasty warm and he looks adorable in it too!

Since they don’t make the snowsuit in our sizes, we have to warm up with something hot and comforting. Nothing feels better than wrapping your cold hands around a hot bowl of yumminess! My Three Bean Chili does the trick.

For my chili, I used parsnips instead of carrots. Parsnips taste like carrots with a kick. They might not be as pretty as carrots but what they lack in looks, they make up for in personality. Spicy green chiles and red pepper flakes add another zing. I used a can of diced green chiles but if you have fresh serrano or even habanero chiles, andare per esso!

Ho usato 3 different beans in this chili. That’s where the name came from. You can use 2 kinds of beans but then you would have to call it “It’s Supposed to Be Three Bean Chili But I Didn’t Listen and Only Used Two Beans Chili.” 🙂 Use whichever beans are your favorites. I used black beans, dark red kidney beans and garbanzo beans. You might be thinking chickpeas in a chili sounds strange but they add a nice firmer texture than the other softer beans. Fidati di me.

The garnishes run the range of raw red onions, panna acida vegan, scallions and/or vegan cheese. I used all of them along with bright, fresh cilanto. What’s better than a big pot of chili cooking, warming up the house and filling the air with the inviting aroma of tomatoes and spices? So if you’re feeling chilly, have some chili. Tre Bean Chili. Godere!

Tre Bean Chili

Ingredienti
1 Tbs. olio di cartamo
1 med. cipolla, tagliato a dadini
4 spicchi d'aglio, tritato
1 grande peperone, chopped
2 small or 1 large parsnip, tagliato a dadini
5-6 pelati, diced or 1-15 oz. può dadini i pomodori
1-15 oz. può fagioli neri, scolati e sciacquati
1-15 oz. can fagioli rossi, scolati e sciacquati
1-15 oz. can garbanzo beans, scolati e sciacquati
½ cup corn kernels
1-4 oz. can diced green chiles
1 cup water or low-sodium vegetable broth
Sale e pepe qb
1 Tbs. Mexican Chile Powder
1 Tbs. cumino macinato
1 Tbs. coriandolo macinato
1 Tbs. paprika
Un pizzico di peperoncino
2 Tbs. coriandolo fresco, chopped

Optional garnishes: raw chopped red onions, panna acida vegan, chopped scallions, vegan shredded cheddar or Pepperjack cheese

Indicazioni
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minuti fino a quando ammorbidito. Aggiungere il peperone, garlic and parsnip. Cook the veggies until tender, circa 8 minuti.

Mix in the tomatoes, fagioli, mais, chiles and water. Incorporate le spezie. Bring the chili to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer, scoperto, per 45 minuti, mescolando spesso, until the veggies are tender and the chili has thickened. Add the cilantro to the chili.

Guarnire con scalogno, raw red onion, panna, and/or cheese. Servire caldo.

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One Response to Tre Bean Chili

  1. Brian Febbraio 3, 2012 a 10:48 pm #

    Gonna have to give this one a shot. I’ve been looking for a good chili. I never get it to taste ‘just’ right and really, really miss my chili


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