Holiday Chili
Festive kidney-bean chili studded with yellow corn and red, green, and yellow bell peppers. Fire-roasted tomatoes and corn add a deep flavor note without meat or fat. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, no added fat.
Servings Prep Time
10servings 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
2-3hours 8-12hours
Servings Prep Time
10servings 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
2-3hours 8-12hours
  1. Pick through kidney beans and rinse well. Put in a large pot, cover with water by two or three inches, and let soak for eight to twelve hours.
  2. Drain kidney beans and add fresh water to cover by about two inches. Stir in onion, garlic, spices, and salt. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat until beans barely bubble. Cook until tender.
  3. Pour off most of the broth (about two cups) and save for another recipe if desired. Chop bell pepper into bite-sized pieces if necessary. Stir bell pepper, corn, and tomatoes into the chili, and then bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until peppers are tender, about 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Spoon gift chili into clean, freezer-safe jars. Label to show how long it is safe to eat: five days when refrigerated or up to a year frozen.
  5. When ready to eat, heat chili on the stove or in a microwave and serve in a bowl or over baked sweet potatoes or cooked whole grains. Garnish with your favorite toppings. We add a dollop of guacamole and a handful of corn chips.
Recipe Notes
  • Consider writing the ingredient list on the back of your note or tucking in a copy of this recipe. If you are going to a busy party, consider adding a bold label on top that says “please refrigerate.”

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Holiday Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Sodium 556mg 23%
Potassium 627mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 7g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 57%
Vitamin C 158%
Calcium 7%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.