Mean 3 Bean Chilli

Mean 3 Bean Chilli This Vegetarian Chilli is jam packed with protein and iron and is wonderful on a “chilly” winter’s eve. Some nutritional benefits to eating this chilli include (but not limited to) Chilli powder: Vitamin A, Antioxidant, Detoxifier Garlic: Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Fiber Lentils: Fiber Star, Cholesterol lowering, Protein Navy Beans: Fiber, Protein, Magnesium Black Beans: Fiber, Folate, Protein, Antioxidant This is a no measure kind of recipe so use the following as a baseline and add/subtract as you see fit:

Roughly chop the following to make a classic Mari poise (which is just a fancy word for chopped carrots, onions and celery)

3 large peeled carrots

3 celery stalks

3 medium onions

Add these ingredients to a large sauce pot with EV Olive oil at the bottom (add a good pinch of salt & pepper)

To this add chunks of chopped up garlic – one whole bulb

1 table spoon of Chilli Powder

1 table spoon of Paprika

Once this is well on its way to being soft add in

1 – 796 ml can of Tomatoes

1 – 369 ml can of Tomato paste

1 – 540 ml can of Navy Beans

1 – 540 ml can of Lentils

1 – 540 ml can of Black beans

2 Cups of water + - (depends on how thick you like your chilli) add 1 cup and go from there

Cover and simmer for at least 2 hours (even better the next day)

This dish is so versatile: Eat on its own with a dollop of sour cream or use this chilli in a wrap with some cheese, use on nachos and cheese, eat with a piece of toast and a fried egg for breakfast! Enjoy     Featured Image: Food Network 

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