Basically if you walk into my home in the winter/fall you’ll smell the aroma of one too many hot spices brewing in my dutch oven, with the fan going on bust so I don’t stink out the house.
I know it’s June, but chilli to me is my “hygge” dish, a term often used in the Scandinavian countries that does not covert to a literal meaning but can be referred to as a sense of togetherness, warmth, and coziness. Hygge is not something that can be bought and it is not tangible, it’s the type of cozy feeling you get when you wrap your hands around a warm bowl of chilli in the fall or winter months; and that’s why chilli will forever be my cozy meal/hygge dish! I provided a link below if you want to learn how to get your hygge on!
Even though I love a good ol’ bowl of warm chilli, there’s also no doubt about it that I like things hot and spicy, I add siracha and any other hot sauce to almost every dish I cook. There is definitely not a shortage of spice in this dish!
This is the perfect meal to whip up on a Sunday to store in the fridge for the week ahead, or to bring to a party for everyone to feast on! You can add less chilli powder if spice isn’t your thing. I add a little but of coconut yogurt, cilantro, and bread to serve mine.
I hope you enjoy!
Big Batch Veggie Chilli
- 1 Tbsp Avocado/Olive Oil
- 1/2 Medium Yellow Onion (Sliced)
- 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
- 2 Medium Carrots (sliced into discs)
- 1 Cup Broccoli Florets
- 3/4 Cup Corn Kernels
- 1 Medium Red Bell Pepper
- 1 Medium Zucchini (sliced)
- 4 Tbsp Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Thyme
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Rosemary
- 1 28 oz Can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 Can Kidney Beans (rinsed and drained)
In a dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat add the avocado/olive oil, onion and garlic, fry off until nice and soft.
2. Next add the cut up veggies and stir until slightly softened.
3. Add the spices/herbs and fry off for about 3-5 minutes longer. Add water if they start to catch.
4. Add the can of crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, and 1 1/2 cups water.
5. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer for 40-50 minutes or until it reaches your desired thickness.
6. Serve with coconut yogurt, cilantro, bread, or whatever else your heart desires!