Gluten-Free Chili — Our Favorite Recipe

This is our tried and true classic vegetarian chili. We always improvise our chili and no two recipes are ever exactly the same, but this is an approximation of this week's recipe. Being occasional omnivores, sometimes we add spicy organic sausage. Or pieces of cooked organic free-range chicken, turkey, or grass fed beef. Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top. A tip for vegans- use vegetable broth and garnish with chopped herbs, scallions or crumbled corn chips.

Gluten-Free Chili — Our Favorite Recipe


1 28-oz.can Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1 15-oz. can pinto, black or white beans, rinsed, drained
1 medium red or sweet onion, diced
2 jalapeños, seeded, stemmed, diced
1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded, cored, diced
1 medium green or red bell pepper, seeded, cored, diced
2 medium carrots, sliced into coins
2 cups butternut or banana squash, diced
1 medium sweet potato, peeled, diced
2 cups gluten-free broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
1 teaspoon gluten-free curry or chili powder, or to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-4 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Lime juice, to taste
Hot red pepper flakes, if desired, for more heat
Fresh lime wedges to brighten the flavor
Fresh chopped cilantro or parsley
A dab of sour cream or Greek yogurt, if desired


Pour the olive oil into a slow cooker or Crock Pot. Add the garlic and onion and stir to coat. Add in the remaining ingredients. Break apart the tomatoes a bit. Cook on low or high according to the manufacturer’s instruction for your particular make and model.

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Before serving, taste for seasoning adjustments- add a bit of raw organic agave nectar to tone down the heat. Add lime juice to brighten the flavors. Omnivores add your favorite cooked organic sausage, browned grass fed organic ground beef, or cooked free-range organic turkey or chicken pieces, if you like.

Serve with wedges of Sweet Potato Cornbread or New Irish Soda Bread with Millet.

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Serves 4

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