I am a meat eater, but I do enjoy the occasional vegetarian meal. I had a can of black beans, so I was looking for a good recipe. I came across this chili recipe, so I gave it a go. I didn’t have any carrots or rosemary, so I left those out. I also added shredded cheddar cheese on top. You can even add other types of beans, such as kidney or pinto. Serve this chili with your favorite cornbread recipe.

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

1/4 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/4 cupo sweet green pepper, chopped
1 cup tomato, chopped
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

In a large saucepan, saute in oil garlic, onion, mushrooms, jalapeno, and green pepper, stirring often, until softened. Stir in tomatoes, beans, chili powder, and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve garnished with grated cheddar cheese.

Source: Recipe Zaar