Chili Vegetarian-Style

Makes 16 servings.


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, fine chopped
½ cup chopped onion
1⅓ cups red & yellow peppers, chopped
6 teaspoons chili powder
1½ teaspoons paprika
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¾ teaspoon ground (cayenne) red pepper
⅓ cup SPLENDA® Granular
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with thick tomato puree
2 (15-ounce) can black beans (Do Not Drain!)
2 (15-ounce) cans dark red kidney beans (Do Not Drain!)
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans (Do Not Drain!)
1 (10-ounce) box Corn kernels, frozen
Salt to taste (optional)


1. In a large, non stick, stock pot heat olive oil. Sauté jalapeno, onions, and red & yellow peppers over medium heat until onions are translucent (5 to 8 minutes).
2. Add the remaining ingredients and slowly bring to a boil. Cover pot and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Serve hot.*

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 160
Carbohydrates 30g
Protein 9g
Total Fat 1.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 480mg

Exchanges per Serving: 1½ Starch, 2 Vegetables

Additional comments:

Note: If spicier chili is preferred, increase the ground cayenne red pepper to 1 teaspoon, & increase the chili powder to 7 teaspoons. If sweeter chili is preferred, increase SPLENDA® Granular to ⅔ cup.

* This chili, like most chilis, tastes best the day after it is made. Refrigerate chili in covered pot overnight. Bring to a boil over a low heat, stirring constantly.

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