Steve's 3-Bean "Clean the Cupboards" Chili

Steve's 3-Bean

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 110.8
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 317.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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A simple vegan chili made from canned beans and tomatoes ... whatever was in the pantry! A simple vegan chili made from canned beans and tomatoes ... whatever was in the pantry!
Number of Servings: 15


    1 tbsp (olive, canola) oil
    1/2 onion (coarsely chopped)
    1 large (or 2 small) carrots (bite-size)
    1 stalk of celery (1/4" slices)
    1 bell pepper (green, yellow or red!)
    2 cloves of garlic (minced)

    2 jalapeno peppers (seeds removed, then chopped)

    2 teaspoons cumin
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder

    1 15-ounce can kidney beans
    1 15-ounce can black beans
    1 15-ounce can pinto beans
    1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes

    1 cup strong black coffee
    1 cup water
    1/4 cup molasses
    salt and pepper to taste


- Chile freezes well.
- This is better the next day (and the next!)
- Parcel into ramekins and the like for individual servings.


1. Add oil to stock pot or similar (e.g. casserole); chop onion, carrot & celery. Saute until and softening, a couple minues
2. Add garlic and cook until aromatic, about a minute.
2. Add jalapenos.
3. Stir in cumin, chili powder, and cayenne, coating the vegeables.
4. Drain beans and add. beans. Add coffee, water, and molasses. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook at least thirty minutes, but preferably ~2 hours. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Size: Makes 15 half-cup servings

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  • Incredible!
    Very good - 2/9/18

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  • Looks delish! - 11/25/17

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  • Incredible!
    I like the subtle spice and the variety of beans. - 6/25/12

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