If you're a super loyal football fan, there's not much that can keep you from a game – you're just like the postman: "Wind, snow, sleet or hail." But if you're tailgating outside in frigid temperatures – enjoying yourself, no doubt – you need something hot and hearty to keep you warm. So whether you're a vegetarian, just looking to curb your meat addiction or trying to add some variety into the tailgating fare, here's an awesome vegan chili recipe that everyone will love:

Easy celebration chili
Ingredients (for eight servings):

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeños, chopped
  • 16-ounce can of black beans
  • 16-ounce can of pinto beans
  • 16-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (for thickening)
  • Chili powder to taste
  • Salt to taste

If you're in the mood for something hearty, whip up this quick and easy vegan chili in no time. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil in a large pot until the onions become soft – about five minutes. Add the peppers to the mix and saute for a few more minutes. Then mix in the tomatoes, black beans, chia seeds and chili powder, simmering it for 30 minutes. Salt to taste and serve with vegan sour cream and cheese.

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