Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Recipe: Beth's Black Bean Vegetarian Chili

I received some requests for Beth's Black Bean Vegetarian Chili recipe, and after losing 2 out of 3 armwrestling matches, she has graciously agreed to let me post it.

Black Bean Vegetarian Chili

  • In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add 1 chopped onion and two tablespoons chili powder and cook to soften.
  • Add two cans diced tomatoes (in summer, use fresh), two cans black beans (drained), one can sweet corn (again, can be fresh in summer)
  • Chop and add 1-2 green peppers, 2 zucchini, and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Sliced mushrooms can also be added if desired.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons lemon pepper, 2-3 shakes Tobasco sauce and additional chili powder to taste.
  • Add ¼ cup lime juice.
  • Add ½ water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add additional seasoning to taste; I tend to make it quite spicy and lime-y.
  • Serve as is or over rice.
  • Top with cheese and tortilla chips if desired.
P.S. There were actually two answers to the pop culture bonus question from yesterday's post. I knew the quote from the "Once More, with Feeling" episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. However, that quote was apparently a very dirty joke relating to Tom Cruise's chauvinistic "motivational" speaker in Magnolia. I did not realize this until after I already published the post. Therefore, if you knew either Buffy or Magnolia, you were right. If you knew both, you had me beat.


  1. It's been a month since your last post. I'm here doing my friendly motivational part by checking up on your progress. How's it going?

  2. Ha ha! Brian I am not sure how but I just found this blog. I love it! How did you survive Thanksgiving? I am trying to lose the baby weight..STILL! My weakness lately has been tim tam slams. Delightful chocolate cookies you dip in hot chocolate sip a little and then they melt in your mouth. Sigh...the holiday season is the worst time to try and lose weight! Hopw you are all doing well. Tell Beth I miss and love her! And how did she get the girls to take good naps? Evelyn doesn't like to nap.....

  3. I thought you might find this interesting.

  4. i made this and thought it was great! check out my chili recipe on my blog!