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Posted By Pia Fergus

Winter is officially here! While we’re all gearing up for the snow and extremely cold weather, it’s really easy for us to stay indoors and eat unhealthy comfort food. Instead of eating chili with meat in it, try making this extremely healthy vegan chili! It’s delicious and still gives you the “comfort” food satisfaction that we all enjoy.

Check out the recipe provided by epicurious.com below!

YIELD Serves 6 to 8

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 cup shredded carrots
1-2 jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded, and minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup bulgur, rinsed
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 cups diced fresh tomatoes (about 2 medium or 6 plum tomatoes)
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
Chopped fresh cilantro

PREPARATION:

1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, and jalapeño and sauté, stirring often, until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the bulgur, chili powder, and cumin and stir until well combined.
2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender, about 1 hour. Season with salt to taste. Serve with a sprinkling of cilantro, if desired.

 

Information/Image via Food Network + www.epicurious.com

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