Blue Zones Chili


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Mix in your favorite vegetables, break out your special chili seasoning and get that crock pot going! The combination of vegetables and beans makes this a centenarian powerhouse dish and it’s perfect for winter – it will warm you up from the inside out. Plus, you can leave it cooking while you’re at work or school and it’ll be ready for you when you get back home.


  • 1 lb red or kidney beans
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 carrots
  • 6 stalks celery
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 habanero peppers
  • 1 large can stewed tomatoes
  • 8 cups vegetable stock (or 4 cups veggie stock and 4 cups water)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 package Beyond Meat hamburger (or soy crumbles), optional
  • 1 avocado, cubed, for garnish (optional)


  1. Soak beans overnight.
  2. Chop and saute all vegetables and hamburger (if using) until onions are clear, but not burnt.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and let stew all day OR let simmer on stove for 70 minutes.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.