Fall has always been my favorite season. Even when growing up, I would look forward to the colorful leaves, football season, and my mom’s 3 Bean Chili. I can remember coming inside for dinner after playing football with my brothers and friends — a little cold and sometimes wet. The best evenings were when I could smell the fire my dad started and my mom’s chili simmering on the stove as soon as we came inside.
The best part about this recipe is trying various ingredients to make it your own over time like I have. Although a healthy and hearty vegan dish, you could add meat if you like or a cheese topping. Or play with the various “heat” ranges like adding a habanero pepper (my favorite, but too spicy for most). Also, experiment with the sweetener: chocolate, brown sugar, honey, and regular sugar can all be used.
Let me know what you think of the recipe and what changes you have made.