These healthy recipes are all created to pair with wine (a 5-ounce glass has anywhere from 110 to 150 calories)—all for 600 calories or fewer.
This chili is dead simple—it’s really just spiced black beans that are delicious served with brown rice or corn bread or even half of a roasted sweet potato. Many vegetarian chili recipes call for tomatoes but I leave them out; I find that they overwhelm the flavor of the spices. To give this vegan chili its tangy kick, I add a little vinegar instead.
Since I created this chili to pair with red wine (a juicy style of Malbec is a good match), it’s pretty mild, with all of the heat coming from a mellow pure chile powder. If you prefer something spicier, add a bit of cayenne—and maybe serve the chili with beer!