Multi-Bean Vegetarian Chili


½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
2 cups black beans, cooked
¼ cup chiles, green or jalapeno, diced (optional)
1 cup corn kernels
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup lentils, sorted and rinsed, uncooked
1 tsp. NutriFit Calypso Salt Free Spice Blend
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup red beans, cooked
5 medium tomatoes, chopped


Heat a large pot sprayed with olive oil cooking spray over medium heat, add the onions, bell peppers and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent, but not brown. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer for not less than 30 minutes and up to 2 hours, covered. Longer cooking time yields more flavorful results. After 30 minutes, check for seasoning and add more Calypso or cayenne pepper to taste.

Great the next day and freezes well.

Serves 8.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Jackie Keller, of NutriFit.*