After five days of being waited on hand and foot- including having multiple lobster tails delivered by my favorite waiter, Bling Bling- cooking doesn’t feel very appealing. But since I’m cheap and have to go back to my frugal ways, it’s a necessity. And I did

I posted this recipe awhile back during my 7 Vegetables, 11 Recipes blog series, but I wanted to bring it back to light since it is on my personal menu for the week!

Rainbow Veggie Chili

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn,

Here’s yet another recipe you can make with the 7 vegetables I mentioned before (red pepper, orange pepper, yellow pepper, onions, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash).

Rainbow Veggie Chili

Photo credit: AllRecipes.com

 

I love using this recipe as a base.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic, and onion. Cook 5 minutes, just until tender.
  2. Mix tomatoes with liquid, tomato paste, black beans, corn, and chili beans in spicy sauce into the pot. Season with chili powder, oregano, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

The last time I made this recipe, I added sweet potatoes, which were a great addition.

Bon appetit!

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