olive oil 2 large yellow onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, diced fairly large 1 green bell pepper, diced fairly large 2 cans (28 ounce size) crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon cayenne (or to your taste) 1 package frozen corn 2 cans (15 ounce size) black beans (or any other kind of beans you like, chickpeas work well, too) 1 1/2 cup picante sauce salt, to taste grated cheddar cheese, if desired cashew nuts, if desired
Saute onions in the olive oil. Add garlic. After onion and garlic are golden brown, add cumin, cayenne, and any other spices. Cook for a few minutes longer.
Add the diced peppers and saute for a few minutes. Combine the crushed tomatoes, corn, beans and picante sauce into the crock pot; add the onion mixture. Cook on low about 10 hours.
Serve with grated cheddar and cashew nuts, if desired.
I'm not a vegan but I do love a good black bean chili and I usually make my chili meatless anyway. This has a lot of flavor. Very southwestern style.
Dec 19, 2009
Love this recipe! A must have for the winter blues.
Mar 11, 2007
acs COMMENT: I agree with "Darkmoonlord" this shouldn't be called "Vegan" and then give the option to add cheese ... Either the title needs to change or the cheese needs to be eliminated as a possible ingredient ... : )
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Vegans *probably* know they can use vegan cheese in this recipe, and I assume that is what the poster used in order to call this vegan.
Jun 13, 2006
cheesey COMMENT: darkmoonlord, it's vegan without the cheddar cheese. It says "if desired" after grated cheddar is listed. You don't have to add it.
Apr 23, 2005
eskemogirl Member since: April 23, 2005 REVIEW:
YUM! I'm a novice cook & this was perfect for me to make for my husband. I added about 1/2 lb of cooked, drained, (& spiced to taste) ground beef, but it would have been just as good w/out the meat. *don't add the beef until the end
One problem I had was that I used uncooked beans. You should use canned beans like the recipe implies. Or, if you use uncooked bagged beans like I did, be sure to soak them overnight & THEN BOIL THEM until they are soft (maybe 3 hours?). I am new to cooking & didn't boil them before I put them in the crockpot. They never really got as soft as they should have been.
I recommend jalepino/mexican cornbread with the chili...the combo was yummy (& we had great leftovers for days)!
Nov 23, 2003
darkmoonlord Member since: November 23, 2003 REVIEW:
how soes cheddar cheese fit a vegan lifestyle????
Mar 6, 2003
Tried this, it's great. I'm not even a vegetarian. I served it with rice, would also be great with fresh bread. I like spicy, so I also added hot sauce.