Friday recipe: bean & corn chili

January 28, 2011 —

Good hearty, cozy meals for winter aren’t always healthy. I like this easy crockpot recipe because it sounds fairly easy and full of veggies and beans!

Bean & corn chili, from the Disney Family site (makes 6 servings)

Ingredients

photo from Family.go.com, along with recipe

2 tablespoons red wine
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely sliced
6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
2 cans (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups fat-free chicken or vegetable broth
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

Directions

1. Heat red wine and olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until onions are tender. Transfer to crockpot slow cooker.

2. Add bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, beans, broth, tomato paste, corn, salt, chili powder, black pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano and coriander. Mix well.

3. Cover; cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

Comments

  • http://www.flowers24hours.co.uk/ flowers

    Courtney thanks for the receipe its friday today so will try it and let you know then.

  • http://www.urbantigerproductions.com Tribedc

    Hi Courtney, I love your recipe, I tried it with fresh mixed beans that I had soaked overnight! I’m not big on canned products.
    Thanks for the great recipe.

  • http://www.urbantigerproductions.com Tribedc

    Hi Courtney, I love your recipe, I tried it with fresh mixed beans that I had soaked overnight! I’m not big on canned products.
    Thanks for the great recipe.

  • Fall4seasons07

    Looks like a yummy recipe, Courtney! Thanks for sharing it! My family loves chilli. I am defiantely going to try it on this cold weekend coming up!

  • Fall4seasons07

    Looks like a yummy recipe, Courtney! Thanks for sharing it! My family loves chilli. I am defiantely going to try it on this cold weekend coming up!

  • http://theclosetsorganizer.com Ernestine Miller

    Im about to search recipe to cook, and my kids are wanting to taste your recipe. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • http://theclosetsorganizer.com Ernestine Miller

    Im about to search recipe to cook, and my kids are wanting to taste your recipe. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • Seth

    Hi Courtney,This is a great recipe. beans are classified as one of those healthy power foods. Will sure give it a try. Thanks for sharing.Seth

  • http://chili.microspices.com Chili Frank

    Courtney, thanks a lot for that wunderful recipe. Me and my family like hot dishes very much and I think we will try your version of chili con carne at the weekended :-) Frank