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Your L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipe for the day: Three-bean and hominy chili

October 18, 2010 |  2:35 pm

Let's see. It's cold and rainy here in L.A. It's Monday (which means half of you are starting a diet, or looking for Meatless Monday options, or both). And we're in the midst of the #unprocessed October challenge (see note below).

Well, I think I have something to make everyone happy.

Your L.A. times Test Kitchen recipe for the day is three-bean and hominy chili. Our Test Kitchen manager, Noelle Carter, says you won't miss the meat. And check out the calorie count on this dish -- you'll want to make a big batch so you can have plenty of leftovers. (That's my single favorite reason for choosing a recipe.)

Note: You'll notice the recipe calls for canned tomatoes and beans. Andrew Wilder over at Eating Rules says this still qualifies for the #unprocessed October challenge because you could, technically, can your own tomatoes and beans. However, feel free to use dried beans and homegrown canned tomatoes to hew closer to the challenge guidelines. And if you are buying canned goods, be sure to check the labels: You want to avoid additives.

Want more recipes? Go to www.latimes.com/recipes. And keep checking back. We're always adding more.

-- Rene Lynch
Twitter.com / renelynch

Photo: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times