Three-bean Chili

Three-bean Chili
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Cook 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 sweet green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh/frozen
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups beer
  • 1 28 ounce can peeled whole tomatoes, with juice, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 19 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 19 ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 19 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coarse yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup no-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion

Make It

1. Heat oil in large pot. Add onion, celery, garlic and pepper; saute for 8 minutes or until softened.

2. Stir in corn, chili powder, cumin, oregano, beer, tomatoes, vinegar, pepper sauce, liquid smoke, beans and salt. Briskly simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes. (Can be prepared to this point 3 days ahead and refrigerated.)

3. Stir in cornmeal in thin stream; cook 1 minute until thickened. Garnish with sour cream and onion. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 378, Fat, total (g): 7, chol. (mg): , carb. (g): 65, pro. (g): 20, sodium (mg): 937, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.