Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Steaming Hot Bowl of Veggie Chili

This is my very favorite chili recipe ever. I love, love, love it. It's full of all good things--beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and beer. And it's just super simple to make.

1 large can whole peeled tomatoes, pureed in a blender
4 cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 medium onions, diced
2 large tomatoes, diced
2 bell peppers, diced
1 can good beer
water as needed
salt and pepper to taste
chili powder and cumin to taste (OR 1 to 2 packets of chili seasoning)
a pinch of sugar if your tomatoes are not super ripe

Put everything in a big pot and heat to a simmer. Turn stove to low and continue to cook until veggies are tender and the sauce is thick. Add water as needed to prevent the chili from becoming too dry or scorching.



  1. That is almost like the chili that I make but mine does has ground beef as well and I've never thought to add the beer. That sounds like a great addition. And I use Northern and Black beans instead of kidney beans. Yum....I love chili in the Minnesota winter!

  2. Chili is really wonderful this time of year, especially. Yours looks hearty and delicious. Peace, Stephanie

  3. This looks delicious, especially with the beer. I just pulled some chili out of the freezer - it's the perfect thing for this time of year.