Part of the fun of the Super Bowl is getting together with friends and eating delicious tail gating food. When you are eating for health or a vegetarian it can be hard to find something to eat. With plates full of chili covered nachos, mini hot dogs, burgers and chil everything seems to have meat or artery clogging fats and cholesterol. The following recipe is spicy, healthy and delicious and comes from http://www.elizabethrider.com.
Spicy Black Bean Chili
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 min
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 white or yellow onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, shredded (a box grated works perfect)
2-3 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and medium chopped
2 red bell peppers, seeded and medium chopped
3 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
½ tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp chili powder of your choice
1 cup purified water or stock
1 tbsp sea salt
1 ½ tsp course black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chili flakes, onion, carrot and 1 tsp salt, sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the jalapeno, cumin, paprika, chili powder and garlic, and sauté 2-3 minutes until very fragrant. Add the 2 cans of diced tomatoes, with the liquid to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Stir the bottom of the pot well to pick up all of the spices. Add the beans, tomatoes sauce, water, salt and pepper. Stir well and let cook for at least 1 hour.
This chili can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight glass container for up to 3 days. It also freezes well.
Now you can get together with your friends, cheer on your favorite team, eat delicious food and still take care of your health.