Meatless Monday’s own chef, Ian Russo, aims to create cuisine that is both delicious and healthy. He brings this experience to the Meatless Monday campaign, helping to raise awareness of how healthy food choices can contribute to an overall healthier lifestyle. Below you will find his favorite meatless chili recipe; Macho Monday Chili will leave you
deliciously filled and satisfied- you won’t even miss the meat! Macho Monday Chili
Black Beans 15 ounces
Medium green bell pepper, diced 1 each
Goya Recaito 7 ounces
Garlic, chopped 1/2 cups
Medium spanish onion, diced 1 each
Medium red bell peppers, diced 2 each
Chili Powder 2 tablespoons
Water 8 cups
Crushed Red Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Red Kidney Beans 15 ounces
Paprika 1 tablespoon
Olive Oil 1/2 cup
Navy Beans, Uncooked 15 ounces
Adults: Sauté onion and peppers in olive oil until translucent. Add garlic, chili powder, paprika and crushed red pepper and cook for another minute.
Add sautéed ingredients to a large stockpot. Add cold water and beans.
Simmer slowly for 1 1/2hours, then add the recaito. Cook for about 3 more minutes. Adjust the seasoning to your personal taste
Note: for thicker chili, cook an extra 10-20 minutes, or puree 4 ounces of chili in a blender or food processor, and add back to the chili.
Together: • Add 2 tsp to make chili extra spicy
Together: • Add 3 tsp to make chili red hot spicy
Together: Ian’s Quick Tip
To make spicier chili, add Tabasco sauce:
• Add 1 tsp to make chili spicy
About this Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1h 30m
Meatless Monday Organization
Chef Solus Approved!
This recipe was reviewed by our dietitians and has received our Chef Solus Two Thumbs Up Approval!
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