Monday, December 12, 2011

What's for Dinner? Chipotle Vegetable Chili

So first off I have to admit that when I saw this recipe I thought it could go either way. Sometimes I like chipotle and sometimes not and the few times I've tried the cocoa powder in chili I didn't love it. I did like the combo of foods though so I though I would give it a try and I am so very glad I did. The flavors were fantastic and I really enjoyed it. And for a change I really made no changes. I think I would prefer it without the kale, or maybe I just needed to chop it a little better.

Chipotle Vegetable Chili - Fitness Magazine
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins

Makes: 4 servings - really big servings or

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 cups peeled, seeded butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 26 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
2 chipotle peppers in adobo, diced, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock (I used chicken and did add a little extra water)
2 cups chopped kale
1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. In a medium stock pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook 3 minutes. Add the parsnips, sweet potato and squash; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.Stir in the chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder and cinnamon; cook 1 minute.2. Add the tomatoes, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, and vegetable stock. Partially cover and simmer 20 minutes. Mix in the kale and stir until wilted. Add the black beans; stir to combine. Season with salt and black pepper to taste; serve
I'm looking forward to the leftovers!


Christi said...

The chili looks very yummy!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Yum, I have to try this out

Deb said...

Looks delicious. Though, I don't like beans. I might just make it without the beans, but then I'd have to call it something different.

Aimee said...

Yum! I make a veggie chili similar to this, but it uses choco. chips instead of cocoa powder! I think I'll try your version next!

Terzah said...

Ooh, I'm trying that. Do you think it would work in a slow cooker?

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

Cocoa powder and cinnamon are two things I haven't ever put in chili, but I will take your word for it! It looks great!

Raina said...

This looks delicious! Way better than the chili I usually make.

Quincy said...

@Terzah, I think it would work great in a slow cooker (not that you asked me;-)).
Julie, this is an interesting recipe...unfortunately my husband won't eat savory-sweet things...maybe I'll just make a small batch for myself sometime...thanks for sharing. I like the idea of food on a 'tri' blog, good on ya...

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