Let's get weird with it!
In assessing our pantry, I came upon a can of cherries. I thought, maybe the internet has some ideas on how to make a savory dinner using cherries. It's the internet, of course it did. It happened to be a meat dish, but we know that's not a hard obstacle to overcome.
What I changed:
Reduced the amount of oil
Didn't include ground turkey
Used crushed tomatoes instead of diced
Used black-eyed peas instead of navy beans
Left out S&P
Source: Epicurious | Serves: 4 | Time: ~30 min
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 medium #carrots, diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chili powder
1 can (28 oz) crushed #tomatoes
1 can (15 oz) pitted #cherries, drained and rinsed
2 chilis in adobo sauce, diced, plus sauce (I did about 2 tbsp sauce)
2 bay leaves
2 cans (15 oz) black-eyed peas
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt blended with a 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice as a sour cream topping
If you're vegan and have cashews or avocado on, easy enough to have a crema that way
Cilantro (I don't have any on hand BLERG)
In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots soften, 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in chili powder. Add tomatoes, cherries, chipotles, bay leaves and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer; cook, stirring once or twice, until chili thickens, 10 to 15 minutes.
Add black-eyed peas and cook 2 minutes.
Flavor with chipotle sauce to taste. Remove bay leaves.
Divide chili among 4 bowls. Top each with yogurt sour cream or your own vegan crema and/or cilantro.