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Vegetable Chili with Peppers, Squash and Black Beans

Prep Time:

10 mins.

Cook Time:

50 mins.

Yield:

4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinse
  • 1 - WICK FOWLER'S 2-ALARM or FALSE ALARM CHILI KIT
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch-oven over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic and ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, until softened.
  2. Add peppers, squash, zucchini and ½ teaspoon salt and cook 6 to 7 more minutes, until softened. Stir in diced tomatoes,  beans, chili seasonings (as much red pepper as desired and reserving masa), 1 teaspoon salt and vegetable broth.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes, until flavors have melded.
  4. Add masa if desired for a thicker chili, according to instructions on back of box.
  5. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and garnish with cilantro.

Not in a hurry? This recipe can also be done in a slow cooker starting on high for 1 hour then switching to low for 2 to 4 hours.

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