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Weeknight Two-Bean Chili


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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small jalapeno
  • 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)


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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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