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Ingredients – Chili:

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup pinto beans
  • 2/3 cup red kidney beans
  • 3/4 cup black beans
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup canned, diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 1/4 cup water

Ingredients – Other:

  • 4 medium potatoes, raw, local
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare potatoes:
    • Remove any bruises or discolored spots from potatoes with a tip of a knife.
    • Cut a small hole in each potato with a fork or sharp knife two times on each side, leaving about 1 inch between each hole. The holes allow steam to escape during baking; if you do not cut the potatoes, they may explode during baking.
    • If you want a softer skin, rub a small amount of vegetable oil over each potato; for a crispy skin, do not use oil.
    • Bake until fork tender.
  3. Prepare chili:
    • Dice onion and green peppers.
    • In a large pot, heat oil and saute onions, green peppers, and garlic for 2 to 4 minutes.
    • Add (drained) beans, chili powder, and cumin. Stir well. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
    • Add diced tomatoes and water. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
    • Add tomato paste and mix well. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Serve: 1 baked potato, topped with 1 cup chili and 1 ounce cheddar cheese.

Source: Pisanick Partners, LLC