Easy Vegetarian Bean Chili
Few meals are quite as traditionally American as beef chili. It typically requires hours of simmering to marry the flavors, but we wanted something that could be whipped up on a busy weeknight.
Why This Recipe Works
For a busy weeknight chili recipe, we preferred to use a combination of pinto, black, and dark red kidney beans. The texture of the pureed diced tomatoes with their juice is very important here—do not substitute crushed tomatoes or tomato puree.