For the last several weeks it has been on and off snowing. I mean it has been sooo cold and windy. If there is one thing about me, it is that I do not enjoy cold weather one bit! Bring me the Florida sun to definitely put a smile on my face. So, when the weather man said to prepare for another snow storm I immediately knew I needed to make a hearty comfort soup to keep warm.
I decided to make a vegetable chili. This dish is filled with flavor and will definitely fill you up. Feel free to add any vegetables you like.
- 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeño, diced
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 T chili powder
- 1 T ground chipotle powder
- 1 T cumin
- 1 T oregano flakes
- 2 tsp sugar
- 3 T tomato paste
- 2 14.5 oz. cans of diced fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 8.75 oz. can of corn
- 2 15 oz. cans of black beans, drained
- 1 15 oz. can of kidney beans, drained
- 3 cups of water
- Saute onions in olive oil on medium heat for about 3 minutes.
- Add garlic and peppers and saute about 5 minutes until tender.
- Add seasonings and mix well.
- Next, add paste, tomatoes, corn, beans and water.
- Simmer for 30 minutes on low.
What soups do you make during the winter months? Please comment below.