Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

My whole life I struggled to eat veggies, even to this day Chris pretty much has to beg me to eat them. I'm not a big fan of eating them raw and ever since Bennett has been in the picture I have tried to find recipes that include veggies so he grows up knowing that veggies don't have to be lame. I have three comfort food (turned vegetarian) recipes that are in our regular rotation of meals. I've shared this one and this one with you and now I introduce...
(FYI I wouldn't share just any vegetarian recipe with you. These are actually tasty!)

Martha Stewart's Vegetarian Black Bean Chili


Serves 4

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 zucchini (about 1 pound total), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cans (19 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels, thawed (I used TJ's sweet roasted corn and it added a lot of flavor)
  • We put avocado and a little sour cream on top and it was delish!


  1. In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add zucchini, carrots, chili powder, and cumin. Cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, corn, and 1 cup water. Simmer until slightly thickened and carrots are soft, 8 to 10 minutes more.

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  1. Sick by Trend on January 22, 2011 at 3:47 AM

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  2. everyone calls me bon bon on January 24, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    This sounds so good! I've been craving a good veg. chili recipe lately.

    P.S. Just found your blog! Love the family photos. And, I'm pretty sure my husband roomed with your husband back in the day at VH?

  3. Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces on January 24, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    great recipe glad i stumbled on your blog.. great blog

  4. Becca on January 25, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    You guys should totally try surprisingly has a lot of flavor. I'm going to try it with cornbread next time!
    bonnie: yes! I think we've met once or twice...small world! Cute blog :)

  5. Molly on January 27, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    love your blog! i just made this tonight. it was fantastic! we had a bit of an avacado malfunction this time, so i'm looking forward to adding it to the mix next time.


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