Cook's Hideout: Chickpea & Pinto Bean Chili

April 13, 2009

Chickpea & Pinto Bean Chili

Its still a little chilly in our part of the world and this chili is right for those nights where you just want something to warm you up.

Chickpeas – 1 cup, cooked
Pinto beans – 1 cup, cooked
Onion – 1 medium, chopped
Celery – 1 stalk, chopped
Green Pepper – 1 medium, chopped
Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
Crushed tomatoes – 1 14 oz. can (I used crushed tomatoes with basil)
Bay leaf - 1
Vegetarian bouillon cube – 1 (optional)(I used 1tbsp vegetarian chicken base)
Chili powder – 1 tbsp
Cumin powder – 1tbsp
Salt & Pepper – to taste
  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a sauce pan; add onions and garlic and sauté until translucent.
  • Add celery and green peppers; cook until veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the beans, crushed tomatoes, bay leaf, chili powder, cumin powder, bouillon cube (if using), salt and pepper; simmer for about 15-20 minutes on medium-low flame. Adjust seasoning and serve warm.


  1. Looks too good. perfect for cold weather..

  2. Warm and comforting.....Looks yum.

  3. One day is in mid-50's here the next day 70's, the chili bowl is sure warming!

  4. True! great chili for chilly weather. We had almost 80F and then into 70F and now to upper 60F today, rainy. I made Pav Bhaji for our"chilly" weather! :D

    Beans chilli looks delicious. Happy Vishu/new year! :)

  5. I have some cooked beans in the freezer, finally bought the dried ones :D Will try the chilli this week, its been really cold weather here too. I can't wait for Summer to arrive, Spring is a lost battle already.

  6. wow bean chili looks comforting for the climate no signs of summer yet and with the gradual raise in temp I still feel cold this should be soothing though...

  7. What a delightful combination and easy to make recipe. We love pinto beans at home and this recipe is worth it.

  8. Thank you for visiting my site. You have a lovely collection of recipes... spent around an hour going through your recipes :)

    love the vegetarian chili... will make this version when I make it next!

  9. i would love to try this in my slow cooker!

  10. Vegan chili looks so commforting.


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