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Black Bean Chilli

Try this delicious Black Bean Chilli recipe for a healthy vege protein meal

When it comes to hearty, home cooked recipes, few things come in ahead than a great chilli recipe.

Chilli is pack full of nutrition as it provides an excellent balance between proteins, carbohydrates, a small dose of dietary fat.

Beans are the highlight of this recipe and will provide both hearty carbohydrates, plenty of fibre, and some protein as well.

Going vegetarian for a few days a week and using other non-meat sources of protein such as beans can be a great way to slash your risk of heart disease without sacrificing good nutrition.

The beans also provide an excellent dose of potassium, making this meal a perfect choice for those who are looking to energise their body.

You’ll also get a great dose of antioxidants thanks to the peppers added to this dish as well as a high intake of vitamin A and vitamin C.

The olive oil will add a few grams of unsaturated fats, helping lower your risk factor for heart disease while keeping hunger at bay.

The tomatoes will provide a rich source of lycopene, which is excellent for protecting against both prostate and breast cancer.

Finally, the cayenne pepper will help provide a slight boost to your metabolism, making this an excellent dish to serve up for weight control.

Recipe Snapshot:
Sugar Free – Yes
Gluten Free – Yes
Dairy Free – Yes
Grain Free – Yes
Protein – Medium
Carbs – Medium
Fat – Low

Black Bean Chilli Recipe

Makes 4 servings

1 medium onion, finely diced
1 medium red pepper, finely diced
1 medium yellow pepper, finely diced
1 ½ cups low sodium vegetable broth
1 tbsp. olive oil
6 cloves garlic, finely diced
4 cups black beans, drained
8 oz. low sodium tomato sauce
15 oz. canned tomatoes with juice
2 tbsp. ground cumin
2 tbsp. chilli powder
2 tbsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 cup corn kernels
¼ cup chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in the diced onions and peppers along with the garlic, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.

Add the remaining ingredients except the corn and cilantro to the pot and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.

Add the corn and cook for a few more minutes and then top with cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve immediately.