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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Meatless Chili--using few ingredients

This picture came out funny because I forgot to shut off the flash!!

I am posting this here because this takes just a few ingredients that I usually have on hand and it is good in a pinch. It only takes about 6 minutes to assemble and you cook it for 45 min to an hour. I do like adding a little salsa instead of the hot sauce and I think I would omit the turmeric (however turmeric is so good for you). Some cilantro might be a good addition. Found the basic recipe in the local newspaper (but they used oil instead of water and used 1 & 1/2 CANS of beans instead of 2). Makes 3-4 soup bowls when using 2 cans of beans.


1/4 cup water
4 cloves of garlic, chopped (or more if you like)
1 yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, chopped (or one from a fire roasted jar)
2 tsp chopped parsley
1 tab. chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp ground turmeric
salt and pepper to taste
2 cans (16 oz each) kidney beans, drained (reserve liquid)
2-3 tablespoons of tomato paste
hot sauce to taste (or salsa or picante sauce)
cilantro (optional)


Place the water in a pot. Add the garlic, onion, red bell pepper, parsley, chili powder, cumin, paprika, turmeric, salt and pepper, until onions are tender. Stir in kidney beans. Stir in enough tomato paste to thicken it. Add hot sauce or salsa. Cook covered for about 45 minutes to an hour. Add some cilantro at the end if desired. (CELERY might also be good in this dish).

1 comment:

nannykim said...

This met the taste test by my son who is home for Spring Break ;-)