Black Bean and Green Tomato Chili (Vegan)
  • 3tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onionchopped
  • 3cloves of garlicminced
  • 2tbsp chili powder
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp paprika powder
  • 1tsp Cayenne pepperoptional
  • 6cups black beanscooked (cooking liquid reserved)
  • 1 1/2lb tomatoeschopped
  • 1lb green tomatoeschopped
  • 3 peppersany color, chopped
  • 2tsp oregano
  • ¾cup bulgur(the texture, once cooked, resembles ground beef)
  • Hot peppers and cilantro for garnish
  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat and cook the onions until lightly browned (~5-7 minutes). Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper and continue to cook for one more minute.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to the pot, except bulgur. Add the reserved cooking liquid and add enough to cover vegetables. Bring everything to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 45 minutes. Add bulgur during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  3. Serve hot garnished with cilantro and hot peppers.
  4. *Note: If you do not have the separate spices on hand, this spice mix works well as a substitute for all the spices.