summer black bean chili

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Some people love a rich chili in the winter, but I like it all year round with some vegetable tweaking and fresh cilantro to top it off. Of course, I like eating it indoors with the air conditioning on, but if you are game to eat a burger outside this is a nice vegetable laden alternative. It also makes a great dip if you’d prefer. Happy summertime eats in a bowl.

beans_chili_black1 large onion                   2 Tsp chili powder
1 large red bell pepper  1 can of tomato sauce
salt and pepper             4 chopped cloves of garlic
2-3 Tbsp chili powder  1 can black beans, drained
2 Tbsp ground cumin   1 pound ground beef or turkey (optional)
1 can corn, drained        1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
Tortilla chips                  Fresh cilantro
1 can of corn                  1/2 cup sour cream

Using olive oil sauté red pepper in a skillet adding onions, garlic, and seasoning. Combine with beans, (optional meat) corn, and simmer for 25 minutes.  Allow to cool before topping with  tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, sour cream and cilantro.

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