Vegetarian Harissa Chili

 Aromatic with a little spice this vegetarian chili pairs well with cornbread!

Aromatic with a little spice this vegetarian chili pairs well with cornbread!

Ingredients  

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 package (12 oz/340 g) Mexican-flavoured vegetarian ground round
  • 1 large (28 oz) can tomatoes, diced
  • 1, 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1, 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1, 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Harissa seasoning - PC Black label preferred (or to taste)
  • Shredded cheese (to top)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat canola oil over medium heat. Add garlic, green pepper, and onion and sauce until tender (5 minutes).
  2. Add in ground round, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon to evenly disperse it and prevent clumps. Stir with veggie mix for 3-4 minutes, or until evenly heated.
  3. Add canned tomatoes, beans, grated carrot, parsley, and Harissa and stir until well combined.
  4. Allow chili to simmer on low to medium heat for 10-15 minutes to allow flavours to combine and to achieve an even temperature.
  5. Spoon chili into serving bowls with a ladle. Sprinkle with cheese and enjoy!

Options: Top with chunks of avocado, sour cream, salsa, and/or tortilla chips. Another idea is to top salad over a mixed green salad for an extra veggie kick. 

Tip: This recipes freezes really well so make a large batch and portion out lunch-size servings. Keep in freezer for keep grab-and-go lunches during a busy work week.

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