Despite what many of the articles online say, you have to like cooking at least a little bit to maintain a plant-based lifestyle. Otherwise, you'll spend tons of money on processed vegan food, veggie burrito bowls from Chipotle, and take-out from Whole Foods.
Since my first video in the What's for Dinner? series did so well, I've decided to do more videos with that same format.
A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to put together a chili using my slow cooker but forgot to soak the black beans. Oops. I had a large can of black beans on hand, so I put everything in my stock pot and it came out fabulously!
I served it up with a salad and dinner was ready. This recipe makes a perfect mid-week dinner idea.
Print and share the full recipe below.
This time around I didn't have music playing in background while filming the video recipe. Instead, I watched Teen Witch on Youtube. Of course if I had to pick a song, it would be "Top That"-one of the best scenes from the movie.
Ingredients (5 Servings)
- 1 cup white onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil, to saute onion & garlic
- 1 tsp chili paste
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 24 oz can black beans
- 24 oz can diced tomatoes in juice
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
- 1 ½ cups tortilla chips, crushed
- 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- salt & pepper to taste, if necessary
Using the olive oil, saute the onion and garlic in a stock pot on medium heat until soft. Add in chili paste and cumin-stirring until evenly coated. Next add in the drained beans, diced tomatoes (include the juice), cover and bring to a boil.
Next, add in vegetable broth, corn and tortilla chips. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Finally, stir in cilantro and enjoy!