This vegetarian chili can be varied so many ways. Add more beans, salsa, cooked ground beef or pork sausage, jalapeño peppers, or tomato sauce.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 1.25-ounce package taco seasoning mix
- 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
- 2 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
- 1 cup water
In heavy saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil and sauté onion until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Sprinkle taco seasoning mix over onions; cook and stir for 1 minute.
Add drained but not rinsed beans, tomatoes, and water.
Bring to a simmer; cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until thickened and blended.
Taco Seasoning Mix
You can make your own taco seasoning mix by combining 2 tablespoons chili powder, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes, 2 teaspoons salt, and ½ teaspoon cumin. Blend well and store in a cool dry place: 2 tablespoons equals one envelope mix.