Janes Vegetarian Chili

Serves 8


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded (optional)

Preparation: Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Add 3 cups water and next 8 ingredients (through cannellini beans), stirring to combine.

Combine remaining cup of water and tomato paste in a bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Stir tomato paste mixture into bean mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with cheese if desired.

Serv. Size: 1 1/2 cups

Amount Per Serving

Cals: 276 From Fat: 11

Total Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 587mg

Total Carb: 49.7g

Dietary Fiber: 14.7g


Protein: 12.7g