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Cooking with WIC: Three-Bean Veggie Chili

What is a "wicable"?  It's an easy and fun recipe....using ingredients that are part of the WIC Nutrition Program.   

Here are your ingredients:

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced bell pepper
  • 1 shredded carrot
  • 1 can tomato puree
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can great northern beans
  • 1 can white corn
  • 2 packs of chili seasoning
  • 1 pack of shredded cheese (optional)


In a pan, sauté garlic, onion, bell pepper and shredded carrot until lightly browned. Stir in 1 pack of chili seasoning. Remove from heat. In a large pot, add 1 can tomato puree, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can black beans, 1 can kidney beans, 1 can great northern beans, and 1 can white corn. Stir in remaining seasoning pack over heat. Stir in sautéed vegetables. Cover and sit for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with shredded cheese (optional). Makes 6-8 servings.  Enjoy!


What is the WIC Nutrition Program?

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is designed to improve the health and well-being of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. For more information, visit