|photo from allrecipes.com|
Lacy has been trying some vegetarian recipes and recommends this one:
- ~1 tablespoon olive oil
- ~1/2 medium onion, chopped
- ~2 bay leaves
- ~ 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ~2 tablespoons dried oregano
- ~1 tablespoon salt
- ~2 stalks celery, chopped
- ~2 green bell peppers, chopped
- ~2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
- ~3 cloves garlic, chopped
- ~2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers, drained
- ~2 (12 ounce) packages vegetarian burger crumbles
- ~3 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed
- ~1/4 cup chili powder
- ~1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- ~1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
- ~1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
- ~1 (15 ounce) can black bean
- ~1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and season with bay leaves, cumin, oregano, and salt. Cook and stir until onion is tender, then mix in the celery, green bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and green chile peppers. When vegetables are heated through, mix in the vegetarian burger crumbles. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 5 minutes.
- Mix the tomatoes into the pot. Season chili with chili powder and pepper. Stir in the kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and black beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes. Stir in the corn, and continue cooking 5 minutes before serving.
Lacy’s comments: I got this recipe from allrecipes.com. It is the yummiest looking one I’ve found as far as a typical vegetarian chili. You can always use fresh, sweet kernel corn (approximately 3-4 whole) or add sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes or brown rice for fun.
My comments: I think this could easily be made without the vegetarian crumbles (maybe add more beans) and of course, with ground beef or bison if you aren’t vegetarian. I’m going to try this next week along with some corn meal waffles and I’ll let you know what I think. I’ve got LOTS of dried beans of various types so I’ll use those rather than canned and also use frozen corn. I’m trying to get away from using canned foods but I do still use canned green chilis.