Simple Vegan Black Bean & Corn Chili

I’m not a huge fan of college basketball.  And by not a huge fan I mean I really could not care less.  The only thing I liked about the March Madness crapola was the socializing biz.  I liked having another excuse to get drinks, food, and explore new HH’s >>Happy Hour, like I really needed another excuse<<.

For the final game, I decided to make some good old fashion comfort food.  Chili.  It was chilly >>get it, get it, nerd alert!! << outside and it seemed like the perfect food to warm us up and hit the spot for the boy/roommie/brother person I usually cook for.

I didn’t have a lot in the house, but I managed to piece together just what i needed to make this YUMMY chili.  And it turned out DELISH!!

Ingredients

*4 small potatoes, boiled then chopped

*1/2 a cup of onion – chopped

*1/2 a cup of celery – copped

*3 cloves of garlic – minced

*1/2 cup soy chorizo – Soyrizo – found at most health food stores

*1 teaspoon of vegan “buttery” spread or olive oil to saute veggies with

*1 can of (organic) black beans – try to get little to no sodium added

*1 can of (organic) kidney beans – little to no sodium added *you can also use another kind of bean depending on what is on hand or your preference

*1 can (organic) corn

*1 cup diced tomato

*1 tsp chili powder (more depending on taste)

*1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp pepper ( again, more to taste after chili is cooked)

Directions:

While dicing onions, celery, and garlic, boil potatoes until soft, about 10 minutes.  Remove, drain, then run under cold water to cool.  Cut into even smaller pieces if desired ( I don’t like huge chunks of potato in my chili)

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Saute onions, celery and garlic.  10 minutes to really soften, remove from heat.  Add in Soyrizo and tomatoes. MIx until Soyrizo as separated and all ingredients are well combined.

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In large pot, with heat on high, pour in cans of beans, with juice, and corn (without juice).  **if using homemade beans, add a cup of water for what would have been each can**

Add in veggie mixture, chili powder, salt and pepper.  Stir until combined.  Turn heat to low, cover, and let cook for about 45 minutes.  Stir every so often ( i stirred about every 15 minutes).

Remove from heat and serve!  That’s it!!!!  I added some cut up avocado that needed to be used.  Top with any additional condiments you choose, enjoy!!!

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