20 Minutes to Delicious Chili

Guys, it may not feel like it yet, but autumn is coming up soon, and that means all of our favorite autumn things, like cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and hearty, warming homemade chili. But who has time to watch chili stewing all day long on a stove (even though that’s how you get the best flavors)? Nobody we know, that’s for sure. That’s okay, because we have a workaround that can get you from empty pot to full belly in just twenty minutes, and it’s delicious to boot!

Homemade Organic Vegetarian Chili with Beans and Cheese

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so versatile. Start with all your favorite chili ingredients, which should include onion, garlic, stewed tomatoes (from a can, to save time), and beans of any kind, but can also include things like ground beef, cilantro, and literally any vegetable. We like sweet potatoes and carrots, to add that depth of sweet flavor to a dish that is usually spicy. Sautee your chopped onion and garlic in the bottom of the pot for a couple of minutes until soft (and throw in any hard veggies too, like carrots, so they have time to soften as well). Add your ground beef, if you’re having meet, and cook through.

Next, add the beans and stewed tomatoes – juice and all – and mix thoroughly. Now we’re going to add a custom spice blend (don’t worry, you could always buy one)! This can be anything you like as long as it’s around the Mexican/Southwestern flavor group. Cumin will add depth, smoked paprika will make it taste like it was cooked over an open fire, and cayenne pepper will spice it up. Others we like include Mexican oregano, onion and garlic powders, and a very small pinch of cinnamon (trust us!). Let your chili bubble for 5-10 minutes and you’re all set to top with cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, cilantro… whatever you’d like! Enjoy!