In honor of American Heart Month, Balanced You’s partner, Omada, is sharing a delicious and easy way to support your heart health. Omada is a free service to King County employees that helps you lose weight, gain energy, and improve your overall health. They match you with a health coach you can message anytime. Click here to learn more about Omada and see if you are eligible.
Ingredients (makes 6-8 servings)
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 3 garlic cloves, diced
• 2 red bell peppers, chopped
• 1/2 chopped jalapeño, with seeds removed (optional)
• 1 pound portobello or crimini mushrooms, chopped
• 2 tablespoons chili powder
• 1 tablespoon cumin
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked
• 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
• a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
• 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes, unsalted
• 3 cups (2 cans) cooked beans
• (cannellini, kidney or pinto), rinsed and drained
• 1 tablespoon tomato paste
• 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
- Preheat a large heavy-bottomed soup pot to
medium heat. Add the oil, onion, garlic, red bell
peppers, jalapeño (optional) and mushrooms.
- Sauté for 10 minutes or so, to allow the
vegetables to soften.
- Add the chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, oregano
and cayenne pepper (optional). Cook for 1 minute.
- Add the crushed tomatoes, beans, tomato paste
and stock. Give everything a good stir and then
bring to a boil. Once the chili is boiling, reduce
the heat to medium-low and allow to simmer.
- Simmer for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are
cooked through. Remove the pot from the burner
and add additional salt or pepper, if desired.
- Garnish with your favorite toppings (cilantro,
avocado, green onions) and serve. ProTip – swap the sour cream with Greek Yogurt
for the same great taste.
Questions? Email BalancedYou@kingcounty.gov