Sweet and Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Total Time
20 mins
30 mins

"Many chili recipes contain brown or white sugar. In this recipe, more nutritious barley malt adds a smoky, beerlike sweetness that contrasts deliciously with the spices and green chiles." - Recipe from "Delicious Living" magazine, February 2004.

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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or stockpot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chopped onions, bell pepper, and garlic.
  3. Sauté until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, bay leaf, green chilies, and salt, if desired.
  5. Stir until veggies are evenly coated.
  6. Add vegetable broth, tomatoes and beans (with their liquids), and frozen corn.
  7. Add remaining ingredients (except garnishes) and mix thoroughly.
  8. Simmer uncovered over medium-low heat for at least 30 minutes, or until chili reaches desired consistency.
  9. Serve hot with desired garnishes.