I only think of my Bean stash when I'm craving Chili. And I wasn't really craving chili but I didn't have any kinda protein in my fridge so I decided on using up some good ol' pantry items!
Vegetarian Chili is SOOOOOO incredibly easy. And cheap. And so versatile.
I start off by sautéeing some veggies with garlic... in this one I added some Asparagus, Carrots, and Celery.
Then I add the can of drained Black Beans.
And then I bust out a can of Tomatoes (this one was whole plum tomatoes so I diced them). Depending on what consistency I want, I add Tomato Sauce.
SPICES! My favorite part because this is where I get to get creative :-)
The highlight of this pot o' chili was definitely the Cinnamon Stick. It added a nice depth and kinda sweetness that went well against the super spicy spices!
The Dark and Evil Chili