This chili was inspired by Melissa Clark’s “Vegetarian Skillet Chili”, I decided to add red bell pepper and some additional seasonings. I kept it vegan by serving with just avocado and no sour cream.
- 1 large red onion
- 1-2 limes
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 bell pepper
- 4-5 cloves garlic
- Kosher salt (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (plus more if desired)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- A shake of ground cinnamon (to taste)
- A sprinkle of ground cumin (to taste)
- Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- 2 (15oz) cans beans (preferably 2 different types, such as black, navy, kidney, or cannellini)
- 1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes (or half of a larger can)
- Sliced avocado for serving (if desired)
Cut your onion in half. Get a few nice thin slices from one half before dicing the rest. We'll use the sliced onions for a quick "pickle". Place the sliced onions in a small bowl and cover with the juice of 1-2 limes; set aside.
Heat a medium pot or large skillet and add the olive oil and onions. As the onions start to cook down over medium-low heat, dice up the bell pepper and slice the garlic thinly. Add to the pot and stir. Season with a generous pinch of salt, and the chili powder, oregano, cinnamon, cumin, and black pepper. Stir and cook a few more minutes until the veggies are soft and the spices are fragrant.
Add in the beans (drained but not rinsed), and the tomatoes (with the liquid), bring to a boil and simmer 15-20 minutes.
Serve as desired.
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