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Spicy Vegetarian Chili



Wash the beans well and soak overnight in cool water, covering the beans by 2-3 inches. The next day, drain and rinse the beans well.


In a large stockpot, cover the beans with cold water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered until beans are tender, about 1 to 1½ hours, careful not to overcook. Stir occasionally while cooking. Once cooked, drain and rinse well and return to the original pot.


Once beans are done, heat extra virgin olive oil in a large 4-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onions with ¼ teaspoon of salt and sauté. Once onions start to turn translucent, about 3 minutes, add the bell pepper, jalapeño, and garlic. Sauté until slightly soft, about 3 more minutes.


Then add chili powder, cumin and diced tomatoes and stir. Then add beans and broth and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer until chili is thick, about 1 hour.


Serve hot garnished with sour cream and cilantro.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Serves: 8, 1-cup servings

*Estimate Only


  • 2 cups Pereg Texas Chili Beans purchase
  • Water
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ cups white onion, small diced
  • Pereg Kosher Salt, to taste purchase
  • 2 green bell pepper, small diced
  • 1 jalapeño, small diced
  • 4 cloves Pereg Garlic, minced purchase
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pereg Ground Cumin purchase
  • 3 14-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (store-bought/homemade)
  • for garnish:
  • 4 Tablespoons sour cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced

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