Vegetable & 3-Bean Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
The seasonings pair so well with the veggies in this chili!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 1 - can(s) pinto beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - small zucchini
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 2 - cup(s) vegetable stock
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - shredded cheddar cheese**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open, drain and rinse the cans of pinto, black and red kidney beans.
  2. Open and drain the can of crushed tomatoes.
  3. Seed and chop the green bell pepper. Slice the zucchini. Chop the onion.
  4. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, saute the green bell peppers and onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, pinto beans, black beans, red kidney beans, sliced zucchini, minced garlic, chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano and vegetable stock. Bring to bubbling and let simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Warm the dinner rolls.
  6. Serve Vegetable & 3-Bean Chili with shredded cheese garnish and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers.
  2. Slice 2 zucchini.
  3. Chop 2 onions.
  4. Open, drain and rinse the 2 cans of pinto beans, black beans, and red kidney beans.
  5. Open and drain 2 cans of crushed tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chopped bell peppers
  • Half of the chopped onions
  • Half of the sliced zucchini
  • Half of the black beans
  • Half of the red kidney beans
  • Half of the pinto beans
  • Half of the crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when omit the cheese garnish.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Vegetable & 3-Bean Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.
Serve with dinner rolls.

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