|Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Roasted Corn|
It's any domestic divas best friend for life. It's inexpensive to buy (many costing only around $30) and simple to use. Just toss a bunch of ingredients in there in the morning, and by dinner time you have a fabulous dinner waiting for you. Who can argue with that?
In fact, when my cupboard is running low, and I need to throw a yummy and healthy dinner together, vegetarian chili is one of my staple recipes. Most of the ingredients for this chili are found in my (1) cupboard (canned beans, broth, canned tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder, cinnamon); (2) pantry (onions, garlic); or (3) freezer (roasted corn). However, from the flavor this recipe packs, you'd never know that it was a last minute throw together dish.
Even better, it's super duper healthy with no added fats, tons of fiber, nutrients, and vitamins. I serve it up with brown rice or homemade cornbread for the perfect meal. Who knows? With my car in the shop and the farmers market off the menu due to lack of transportation, maybe I'll make this for dinner again tonight.
Serve with Domestic Divas Honey Cornbread or Brown Rice
Slow-Cooker Chili with Roasted Corn
Serves 4-6 people
Prep time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 4 hours
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 1 28-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 15.5-ounce can black beans, rinsed
- 1 15.5-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed
- 1 1/2 cups frozen corn (preferably roasted)
cilantro, sour cream, sliced scallions, sliced radishes, tortilla chips
- In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, cocoa, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
- Add the tomatoes (and their liquid), beans, frozen corn, and 1 cup water.
- Cover and cook until the onions are tender and the chili has thickened, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours (this will shorten total recipe time).
- Serve the chili with the cilantro, sour cream, scallions, radishes, and tortilla chips. Enjoy!
- organic onions and organic garlic from West Hollywood Farmers Market
- chili powder, organic ground cumin, and organic ground cinnamon from Whole Foods
- frozen roasted corn, organic fire roasted tomatoes, organic white kidney beans, organic black beans, and organic cilantro from Trader Joe's
- cocoa powder from Surfas