Chili is one of America's favorite dishes, perhaps
so versatile. You can increase spices for a
richer flavor, or add more beans, peppers or
corn for heartiness and nutritional value. This
recipe features bulgur, a form of cracked wheat,
but you can substitute veggie crumbles for a
more traditional flavor and texture, or use mushrooms
for a wheat-free version. Ultimate euphoria!
3 Tbs. olive oil
3 onions, chopped
1 Tbs. each of chili powder & cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 peppers (green, red, or yellow), chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 large can undrained tomatoes, chopped
1 cup water
1 can red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
2 cups fresh or frozen corn
1/2 cup bulgur,
mushrooms, or veggie crumbles
salt & pepper, to taste
avocado and/or fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
In a large pan, saute the onions, spices, and
mushrooms or veggie crumbles (if using).
peppers and garlic and saute for 1 minute;
add cocoa, tomatoes, and water.
to a boil, then add kidney and black beans,
corn, and bulgur (if using).
heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes;
add salt and pepper to taste.
To serve, top with avocado slices
and/or sprinkle with cilantro.
Ground Crumbles are today’s
smart choice for protein. They're naturally
low in fat and completely cholesterol free.
Try them in chili, tacos, pasta sauce, sloppy joes,
pie and more. Look for Boca Ground Crumbles
in the frozen section of your grocery store.
And now, you can feel better about purchasing
Boca products!Why? Boca has made
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eliminate eggs from their products beginning
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cuts your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which
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Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
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body mass index (BMI) on average.
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