I typically plan out meals on Monday and chili was not on the list but with the cold air and overcast day, a bowl of chili was exactly what I needed. And it was just what I needed.
What you need:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
1/2 an onion, diced
1 small green pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
1sprig fresh oregano
1/4 -1 tsp cayenne pepper ( depends on the level of heat you want)
3 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp Penzeys Arizona Dreaming seasoning (you can sub chili seasoning)
2 cans fire roasted tomatoes
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can black beans
1 can red kidney beans
2 ears of corn, cut from the cob
Toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped green onion, radish slices, etc.
Heat oil in a a large soup pan on medium heat. Add sweet potato and cook for 5 minutes or until starts to soften. Add onion and cook for a few minutes. Add green pepper and cook until veggies have cooked through.
Add garlic, bay leaves, fresh oregano and cayenne pepper. Stir for a minute. Add remaining seasonings, tomatoes and beans. Add 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 45 min to an hour. 5 minutes before serving, add corn and heat through.
Serve hot, top with your choice of toppings and pair with a delicious glass of Trader Joe's Apple Cider (another item that I wasn't intending on having this week but I couldn't resist) for a perfect cold day meal.