Spicy Three Bean Veggie Chili (Grateful Grazer)

Serves: 6-8

2 tsp grapeseed oil (or other cooking oil)
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled + chopped
2 ears corn kernels
2 cloves garlic, minced/pressed
1 tomato, diced
1 28-oz can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 zucchini, chopped
1-2 jalapeño peppers, chopped
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
½ tsp chipotle powder
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup scallions, chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp nutritional yeast, optional

1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
2. Add remaining ingredients (except scallions, cilantro, and nutritional yeast), reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes. (Veggies should be tender.)
3. Divide into bowls and top with scallions, cilantro, and nutritional yeast (if desired).
4. Portion leftovers into freezer-friendly containers and store for up to 6 months.


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