Three-Bean Chili with Chunky Tomatoes

Vegan bean chili

National Nutrition Month

March marks National Nutrition Month, a great reminder for all of us to eat healthy. Not only is the following recipe from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute good for you, it only takes 10 minutes to prepare.

Three-Bean Chili with Chunky Tomatoes

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings

Serving size: 2 cups






2 tbsp. canola oil
1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
½ cup celery, rinsed and chopped
1 can (15 ½ oz.) low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ½ oz.) low-sodium red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ½ oz.) low-sodium pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans (14 ½ oz. each) no-salt added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. chili powder



  1. In an 8-quart soup or pasta pot, heat the oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add onion. Cook and stir until the onion starts to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add celery and green pepper. Cook and stir another 5 minutes, until all vegetables soften.
  3. Add drained and rinsed beans to pot.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, cumin and chili powder.
  5. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 10–20 minutes to blend flavors.
    Serve immediately.


Calories: 443
Total fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 331 mg
Total fiber: 16 g
Protein: 22 g
Carbohydrates: 73 g
Potassium: 1,411 mg


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