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Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free
1 red bell pepper
4 cloves garlic
15 oz. can kidney beans
15 oz. can black beans (or pinto, etc.)
15 oz. can diced tomatoes (I use petite diced)
6 oz. tomato paste
2 cups vegetable broth
2 Tbsp. chili powder (use mild, or cut back if desired)
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. oregano
Salt to taste
Toppings of choice: green onion, avocado, cilantro, vegan sour cream, etc.
Optional: cayenne pepper or chipotle powder for a kick
Dice onion and bell pepper. Mince garlic.
In a large stockpot over medium heat, saute onion and bell pepper in water/broth for about 8 minutes.
Add garlic and saute 30 seconds.
Add vegetable broth, tomatoes with juice, tomato paste, and seasonings.
Bring to a light boil.
Meanwhile, rinse and drain beans.
Add beans, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.
Serve with toppings of choice.