Monday, July 20, 2015

Sweet Pineapple Chili

1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 can of black beans (no sodium added), undrained
1 can of pineapple chunks, undrained
8 oz tomato sauce, unsalted
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
salt, to taste

optional: brown sugar, green onions, or lime slices

Add a small amount of water to a large saucepan. Saute onions and pepper over high heat, until pepper is brightly colored and onion is transluscent, about 3 minutes.

Add pineapple, beans, tomato sauce, and spices. Stir to combine. Transfer 3/4 cup of chili to blender and process until mostly smooth. Add blended chili back into saucepan. Add brown sugar, if desired.

Simmer over very low heat for 10 minutes to thoroughly heat and allow flavors to mix. Serve with optional green onion or lime slices.

makes 2 large servings
438 calories  |  2g fat  |  90g carbs  |  17g protein