Friday, March 12, 2010


I copied this recipe from the latest P90X newsletter. It is so healthy and yummy! It's not quite as yummy as my mom's chili. She adds a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg (and I think something else that she isn't telling us about) that makes her chili somewhat addictive. My husband didn't love it, but I did. Maybe people either love chili or they don't? I think he just loves meat, and I am trying to cook more vegetarian meals throughout the week. This recipe is high in protein and fiber.

Recipe: Double Pinto Chili

Double Pinto Chili
This recipe is great for vegetarians and spice addicts. The beans and veggies give it a great fiber profile. Plus the more you spice it up, the more you can boost your metabolism.
  • 2 tsp. olive or canola oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 3/4 lb. canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 lb. canned white pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • Chili powder to taste (about 2 Tbsp.)
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
In a nonstick pan, sauté onion, green pepper, and garlic in oil over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes; cook until tender. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to medium/low, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring several times. Makes 6 servings.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Nutritional Information (per serving):
CaloriesProteinFiberCarbsFat TotalSaturated Fat
18010 g9 g33 g3 g1 g

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