Prep Day Bean Chili

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The Prep Day Bean Chili is used to make:

Level: Easy
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  • 1½ c. chopped bell pepper (any color)
  • 1½ c. pre-sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 15.5-oz can low-sodium black beans
  • 1 c. canned no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro


  1. Cook 1½ cups each chopped bell pepper (any color) and pre-sliced white mushrooms with 1 cup chopped onion in 1 Tbsp olive oil in a pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10 to 12 min.
  2. Add 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped), 1 Tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo, and ½ tsp cumin and cook, 1 min.
  3. Stir in one 15.5-oz can low-sodium black beans (rinsed and drained) and 1 cup canned no-salt-added diced tomatoes.
  4. Simmer until flavors develop, about 10 min. Let cool, then sprinkle with 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro. Divide between 2 containers and keep chilled.

This recipe originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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