CRU’s Chili (vegan, gluten/soy/refined sugar free)

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CRU's Chili (vegan, GF, SF, RSF)

CRU's Chili is vegan, gluten/soy/refined sugar free. This can be spiced up to whatever alarm you like. You can garnish it however you like as well! Very versatile AND YUMMY!
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soaking time: 10 hours
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Christy R. Underwood

Ingredients

Toppings

  • handful Late July Chia Seed & Quinoa Tortilla Chips optional
  • organic green onions optional
  • handful vegan cheese optional
  • organic jalapenos (pickled or fresh) optional
  • organic cilantro optional
  • dollup Cashew Sour Cream optional

Instructions

  • Soak your beans for at least 8 hours. If you can do 12, I highly recommend that. Change the water on the soaking beans at least 3 times. Cook the beans in the instant pot on the meat/stew or bean/chili button. 40 minutes of high pressure cooking. Remove beans and allow them to cool. If you want to use canned beans for a really fast meal...you can do that too!
  • In the instant pot, add the celery, onions, bell pepper, and jalapeno. Saute (use the saute button on the instant pot) until tender. Add the garlic into the saute and saute until fragrant. 
  • Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, rinse and drain the beans for the chili (this gets rid of any other gas bubbles & troubles), veggie broth, and spices.
  • Select the soup/broth, meat/stew, or bean/chili button (depending on what model you have), and let it cook for the allotted time.
  • Once it has depressurized, take the lid off and allow it to cool. Add to your favorite chili bowl, add some toppings and enjoy!

Notes

CRU's Chili

My chili can have MANY variations and toppings. That way you can make it your own. Kick it up with the spice or keep it mild. It's all up to you. Personally, the spicier the better.

Instant Pot

If you don't have an instant pot, use your pressure cooker or cook it all on the stove top. Follow the directions on the package of beans for cooking or use your favorite method.
I've found that cooking beans on the stove-top in a regular pot, and not using a pressure cooker can cause the beans to induce tummy upset. Pressure cooking beans is the only way that I will consume beans from now on.

Canned Beans

In a pinch, you can use canned beans. Again, I have found that making my own beans using the pre-soak method and pressure cooking them is what keeps away any gas or bloat.
Making your own beans also ensures that the beans will be cooked healthfully, saves you from wondering if there is BPA in the can lining, and/or if the beans have preservatives, GMOs etc...

Happy Chili!

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