Set a large saucepan to medium heat; add olive oil. Once hot, sauté onion, bell peppers, carrot and garlic for 10 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, green chiles and corn. Stir in crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, beans and water.
Increase heat to medium-high; bring to a boil. Once boiling, add macaroni. Cook macaroni according to package instructions, stirring occasionally, until the macaroni is tender and cooked through, usually 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in shredded cheese. Serve with desired toppings.
If you would like to add a protein (beef, chicken, turkey, tofu, etc.), either add pre-cooked or cook in your pot before starting vegetables. Set aside, and add cooked protein to the chili pot during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.Adapted from Celebrating Sweets
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