Farmers markets are bursting with a variety of produce right now. Take advantage of the season’s bounty by cooking up a flavorful chili packed with flavor and color. Garden Vegetable Chili uses roasted eggplant and onions to add a layer of caramelized, smoky flavor that adds complexity without adding to the dish. Cooking the chili in a slow cooker means a satisfying dinner will be ready for you when you get home on a busy weeknight. Round out the meal with a crisp salad and Way Better Snacks Simply Beyond Black Bean Tortilla Chips.
The level of spiciness in this gluten free, vegan chili will depend on how much chili powder you like and how large and the spiciness of the jalapeños you use. If your family like things on the mild side, start with a smaller amount of both, then add more to taste if you want to kick the heat up.