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Vegetarian Chili with Jewel Yams

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    1 red onion, chopped
    4 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) chili powder
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground cumin
    2 tsp (10 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 tsp (5 mL) salt 
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) crushed red pepper flakes 
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon 
    Freshly ground black pepper
    28 oz (796 mL) can diced tomatoes and juice
    1 dried ancho chili or canned chipotle chili in sauce, minced
    19 oz (540 mL) can black beans, rinsed and drained
    2 cups (500 mL) peeled and diced yams
    1 cup (250 mL) water
    1 cup (250 mL) frozen edamame beans
    2 cups (500 mL) finely shredded kale
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh lime juice

    Toppings

    1/2 cup (125 mL) low-fat plain sour cream or plain, thick Greek yogurt
    1/2 cup (125 mL) thinly sliced green onions
    1 lime cut into wedges 
    Organic corn tortilla chips

    In 4 to 6 L slow cooker, combine onion, garlic, and seasonings. Add tomatoes and chipotles and stir together to evenly disperse seasonings. Fold in black beans and yams and add water. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

    Stir in edamame beans, kale, and lime juice. Cover and continue to cook on high for 30 more minutes or until beans are hot.

    Ladle into bowls and top with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, green onions, and wedge of lime. Serve tortilla chips or wedges of corn bread for dipping.

    Serves 6 to 8.

    Each serving contains: 249 calories; 13 g protein; 3 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 46 g total carbohydrates (6 g sugars, 14 g fibre); 384 mg sodium

    source: "Slow Cooking", alive #375, January 2014

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