Regular chili gets an extreme makeover!

jamaican chili

Jamaican Chili

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded & chopped (1-1 1/2 cups)
1 cup chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup Vegetable Broth or water
3 medium tomatoes, chopped or 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat olive oil over medium heat, and cook until onions are soft and translucent. Add yellow pepper and garlic. Cook until pepper is tender. Add water tomatoes, beans, cumin, paprika, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in parsley just before serving.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size = 1 1/4 cups)

Recipe Notes

  • For a spicier chili, add a diced jalapeno pepper or hot chile powder.
  • Use chickpeas instead of cannelini beans.
  • Add more vegetables, such as carrots, celery, sweet potato, or zucchini.


  1. Nicole McClendon says:

    This was really simple to make. Ingredients i had here at home. I will be eating this for two days. I thanked him for you because I am essentially tackling this fast by myself. Your information has been a lifesaver!!! Thank you!!

    • Yea! I love success stories! Simple recipes are my favorite – less time in the kitchen. 🙂 I’m thankful you are being blessed by the recipes. By the way, you are NOT fasting alone. 🙂 There are 4,000+ believers who have joined the “Press On” Online Daniel Fast through my website. Have you signed up? If not, you should! Every day you’ll receive an email from me, plus you’ll have access to a FB page for support.

    • I totally concur. I tried this fast several years ago and all i ate was pasta because I just didn’t have the creativity to find variety in what i was eating.

  2. Eneida Laguerra says:

    I just love your recipes. Thank you so much.

  3. This recipe was AWESOME. My friend and I ate it over brown rice….yummy in my tummy! Thanks and may Good continue to bless you as you’ve helped and blessed us.

  4. i love this too…..I put a few cups in the blender, and it gives it an almost creamy texture.

  5. Darlene Williams says:

    Very cold out tonight and this soup really warmed us up! Followed the recipe exactly and turned out wonderful!! Can’t wait to try the next recipe!!

  6. Melissa Williams says:

    Is there a way to cook this in the crockpot?

  7. I’m trying this recipe tonight and I’m excited to see how it turns out! This is my FIRST fast… Wish me luck! 😉

  8. This is a great recipe to start my fasting off on. The chili has a good taste to it I also use some of my ingredients (vegetables, spices and herbs). Thanks!