Sunday, October 30, 2016

It's Chilly - Time for Chili!

I was chatting with my friend Katrina over the Internet yesterday and mentioned that I was making chili for dinner.  She suggested that I share the recipe with my blog followers, or at least with her.  So here's our favorite chili recipe.  I usually have all the ingredients in the pantry except the peppers.

                                                    Bean Chili with Peppers and Corn

1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)                            1 Tbsp. olive / vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped                            1 red or yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded & chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded & chopped    2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tsp. ground cumin                                            2 C. frozen corn kernels
1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 oz. can)                1 C. water
12 oz. spicy vegetable juice (I use Spicy Hot V8)
1 15-oz. can black beans, drained & rinsed         1 15-oz. can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 15-oz. can pinto beans, drained & rinsed          2 Tsp. white vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste

Saute onion in oil in large pot for 3 minutes.  Add garlic and saute 1 minute.  Add peppers, saute for 5 minutes.  Add chili powder & cumin and saute 1 minute.  Stir in corn, tomatoes, water, juice, and beans.  Simmer for 30 minutes (it gets better the longer you simmer it).  Add vinegar, salt, and pepper before serving.


  1. Thanks for that Joan, it looks like a real winter warmer. I'm definitely going to make it. The only ingredient I'm not sure about is the spicy vegetable juice. I'll have to scan the supermarket aisles.

    1. I have occasionally used tomato juice spiked with lots of Tabasco or similar hot sauce.

  2. Sounds like a delicious recipe, Joan. I love any kind of chili. I would definitely simmer it longer because I like my beans on the mushy side (thus a winter recipe, because our house gets very hot sometimes).

    1. I love winter food, too. Soups, stews. Partly because I'm not crazy about cooking. Soups and stews last for days, so I can read instead of cook. Jack does most of the cooking, though, and I'm thankful for that.

  3. Yum! thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. It's easy and I like the addition of corn. Can't get enough of those veggies!