Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tummy Tuesday: Three-Bean Chili

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This recipe comes to us from CookingLight.com... another great resource for healthy meals for those of us short on time!


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup pre-chopped onion

1/2 cup pre-chopped green bell pepper

2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 (15 1/2-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 1/2-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup water and next 9 ingredients (through diced tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes. Stir in cornmeal; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro. Serve with sour cream.

This is the perfect recipe for a cold winter day! This recipe will make 6 servings with only 180 calories each! Cooking Light has a whole slew of great 'comfort food' recipes like this one... you should check if your favorites are on the list and see if you can shave some calories off your favorite meals!


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