by Impossible Foods Chef J. Michael Melton
Imperfect is delighted to finally offer plant-based meat from Impossible Foods to our customers. To celebrate this partnership and help you get cooking, we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes featuring the Impossible™ Burger like this delicious three bean chili.
Hearty, creamy, and a little spicy, this protein-packed chili will make you excited for fall weather. It’s also a perfect way to use up vegetables and canned goods that you might have kicking around in your fridge or pantry. Garnish it with some tangy, refreshing, cilantro-lime crema for an added kick. Grab a bowl and load up!
- 2 packages Impossible Burger*
- 1 carrot*
- 1 lime*
- 4 cloves garlic*
- 1 red bell pepper*
- 1 yellow bell pepper*
- 2 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes*
- 2 jalapeños*
- 1/4 c apple cider vinegar*
- 1 15 oz can of cannellini beans*
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 c sour cream*
- 1/2 bunch cilantro*
- 1 white onion*
- 2 ribs celery*
- 1 green bell pepper*
- 1 Tbsp olive oil*
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 Tbsp cumin*
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 c vegetable stock*
- 1 15 oz can of kidney beans*
- 1 15 oz can of black beans*
- Salt and pepper to taste*
*Ingredient available at Imperfect Foods
- Prep your ingredients: Dice the white onion, carrot, celery, bell peppers, and jalapeños. Mince the garlic.
- Start the vegetables: In a medium stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add all vegetables (onion, carrot, celery, garlic, bell peppers, and jalapeños) to the pot. Season with salt and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
- Cook the chili: Crumble Impossible Burger and add to the vegetables. Stir until cooked through. Stir in the dry seasonings. Add the crushed tomatoes, vegetable stock, and apple cider vinegar. Bring mixture to a boil, then drop to a simmer. Drain the canned beans and add them to the pot. Cook for approximately 30 minutes, or until reduced by 20%.
- Make the cilantro-lime crema: Finely chop the cilantro. Combine with the sour cream, lime juice and zest, and chipotle chili powder in a bowl and stir until well-combined. Serve chili in a bowl and top with crema. *Make it 100% plant-based with plant-based sour cream.
- Serve, share, and enjoy! Makes 16 servings of three bean chili.
Three Bean Chili Notes and Variations
- Chili is so versatile that you can easily adapt it to whatever vegetables or pantry items you have around, making it one of our favorite “clean out your fridge” recipes.