Weeknight Two Bean Chili

Easy Weeknight Two Bean Chili

Food Network has some great recipes and while looking for a good quick and easy to make dinner ran across this 2 bean chili. You can add chili powder to this the way this recipe calls out or just stick with the jalapeño and add extra. Either way this will definitely be a taste bud treat!
As much as the rice gives a great protein boost the red quinoa provides for an even better version of protein.
We also don’t mince up the garlic or red onion so it makes a more chunky chili. One other thing we have been doing is buying more tomato products in glass instead of the cans.

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small jalapeño, minced (with some seeds)
1 small or 1/2 large red onion, finely diced
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 1/4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
1 cup canned crushed roasted tomatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder or ground cinnamon, optional
Two 15-ounce cans beans (such as kidney and black), rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup finely shredded extra-sharp Cheddar (2 ounces)

Directions

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add the jalapenos, onions and vinegar and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook about 30 seconds.

Stir in the broth, tomatoes, chili powder and five-spice powder if using, and increase the heat to high. Bring to a full boil and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the beans and return to a full boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until just slightly thickened but still soupy, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cilantro.

Fill each bowl with about 1/2 cup of rice. Ladle the chili on top, sprinkle with the Cheddar and serve.

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