Spicy Veggie Bean Chili

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The weather has drastically changed here in Georgia over this past week, we are finally starting to experience sweater weather. Before I knew it the holidays were here and comfort foods was all that I could think about… I can not wait to start cooking winter meals! The next few months are always full of friends, family, laughter and comfort foods, one of those being chili. You may be looking at this recipe and thinking “yikes, hold the spiciness please!” I find that so many people hold back from enjoying some of their favorite foods during the holidays because they are afraid they may experience discomfort later on. There is no reason why anyone should have to miss out on those delicious foods that they love. I am so excited to share with you today how you can enjoy every bite of those foods you have avoided!

Spicy Veggie Bean Chili
First and foremost, let’s discuss this amazing spicy veggie bean chili recipe! As always, this is a very simple recipe to follow and takes very little time to make. You will most likely have many of the ingredients on hand already. Let’s go over the recipe down below:
Spicy Veggie Bean Chili
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  1. 1 tsp olive oil, for sautéing
  2. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  3. 1 onion, chopped
  4. 1 zucchini, diced
  5. 2 15 oz. cans of beans, drained and rinsed (your choice of beans)
  6. 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  7. 15oz can tomato sauce
  8. 1/4 cup water
  9. 1tsp chili powder
  10. 2tsp cumin
  11. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  12. 1/2 tsp onion powder
  13. 1/4 tsp cayenne
  14. 2tsp paprika
  15. 1/4 tsp oregano
  16. 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  17. salt & pepper to taste
  18. Sriracha sauce
  19. avocado, for topping
  1. In a large pot, heat oil on medium-high heat and sauté onion and garlic for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add zucchini. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add in beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water and spices. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Mix in some sriracha sauce, the amount simply depends on on your preference for spiciness!
  5. Top with avocado and enjoy.
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Spicy Veggie Bean Chili
As you can see from the recipe card, all you need to do to create this recipe is saute your veggies, add in all of the ingredients and spices, then let simmer until it reaches your preferred consistency. Doesn’t take hours on the stove or crocpot and is perfect during the busy season. 

Spicy Veggie Bean Chili

The final step allows you to adjust how spicy the dish is. I thought long and hard about whether or not I should add hot sauce or sriracha and in the end… the sriracha sauce won! I think this gives it a more ethnic flavor and isn’t as overpowering as a hot sauce would be! If you are as obsessed with sriracha as I am, then feel free to top the chili with more.

I remember the first time I made this for my family and my parents immediately said they would pass because they were worried a spicy dish like this would leave them feeling uncomfortable the remainder of the night. This made me sad because no on should have to avoid foods and let frequent heartburn ruin the holidays. It really got me thinking… what is the best way to deal with heartburn, gas and indigestion so no one is having to give up on enjoying the holiday meals with family? I recently discovered that there is a way to enjoy comfort food without the discomfort thanks to Boiron!
 Spicy Veggie Bean Chili
Boiron Acidil Meltaway Tablets a great solution for the occasional heartburn or acid indigestion symptoms.  If you have ever found yourself (after enjoying your favorite comfort food) with an upset stomach, bloating, and/or gas… this may be the idea product for you! Whether it be poor eating habits, overindulgence, or stress, Boiron has meltaway tabet for each of those symptoms. Did you know these symptoms can also be caused by trigger foods such as coffee, alcohol, citrus, and foods that are spicy, fried or high in fat? While many trigger foods we try to avoid, this doesn’t mean you have to completely eliminate them. Acidil may be taken before a meal that contains a known “trigger food,”, after a meal or whenever symptoms strike.
Spicy Veggie Bean Chili
What intrigued me most about this brand and its product was that Boiron Acidil is a homeopathic medicine made with sustainably sourced, plant-based active ingredients. They are also the #1 best-selling heartburn homeopathic medicine in natural food stores, which tells me that people really love this product! I also loathe having to swallow vitamins and such, so I was pleased to discover that the unflavored meltaway tablets dissolve in your mouth, without needing water or food. One meal that always leaves my stomach feeling upset and bloated is chili, the beans and meat does not agree with my. I decided to create this chili as an alternative, replacing a lot of the beans with veggies… while pairing the meal with an Acidil.  This has truly been a life changer and I can now enjoy one of my favorite comfort foods without the discomfort!
Acidil is available to purchase at RiteAid, Walgreens, Sprouts Farmers Market, Whole Foods Market, Vitamin Shoppe, and online at,, and Visit boironusa store locator for the full list of locations.

Spicy Veggie Bean Chili

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