Sunday, April 4, 2010

Corn and Kidney Bean Chili

Yesterday was my soon-to-be sister-in-law's bridal shower and guests were asked to bring a potluck dish plus the recipe to compile a starter cookbook for her. I had three challenges as far as I could tell: to bring something that 1) I could eat on my all whole foods regime; 2) was something easy for a beginner cook; and 3) other people would eat. Since chili is usually a crowd-pleaser, I scoured a couple of my cookbooks for a really easy recipe that would not require me buying extra ingredients. Out of my pantry, I made the following recipe that I adapted from Alex Jamieson's The Great American Detox Diet:

2 1/4 cups frozen corn
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 28-ounce can Muir Glen fire-roasted crushed tomatoes

Add all the ingredients to a 4-quart or larger saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Yield: Approximately 5 cups


radioactivegan said...

What a great idea for a novice cook!

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea. Chili always seems to be a great vegan option for an omni crowd - and a great recipe for someone who doesn't perhaps have lots of cooking experience. Yum!
Et j'adore ton bol - très mignon!

Bianca said...

Yum! I love chili, but sadly I didn't make enough of it this past winter. Now its like 80-something degrees here, so I guess I outta wait til next fall. :-(

aTxVegn said...

This recipe is perfect for a new bride, and it's true - everybody loves chili!

Jenn Shagrin said...

Haha thanks. I have no idea, but for now, the idea is all mine muahaha!

Mmm. I want some chili in my belly now :)

Kman said...

yummy.. i like extra cumin in my plate. looks great

River - The Crafty Kook said...

There's that cute bowl again! This chili is very similar to our "Road Chili". I make it with store-bought salsa instead of tomatoes. Quick and easy!

Jenn Shagrin said...

Hahaha I know...I tell everyone that story. It's one of the craziest things that happened in my 25 years. Oh and PS...I'm glad you got the invitation! I better see you there :)

jd said...

Hope the bridal shower went well!

Count me in on that delicious looking chili... mmmm!

Hannah said...

Nice one! I'll keep this recipe tucked away for the height of corn season- I bet it would be a great way to feature those fresh kernels. :)

Penny said...

Like the bowl!