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Name: Vegetarian Chilli
Category: Vegetarian Main Dishes
Rating: 9
  • 1 can of black beans, drained
  • 1 can of pinto or chilli beans, drained
  • 1 small can of green chili sauce
  • 1 small can of stewed tomatoes (use fire roasted if possible)
  • Oil or butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed & diced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced (optional)
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced (for more color use yellow or orange)
  • 1 jalape?o, diced
  • 6 to 8 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbls. Cayenne Pepper (I use a lot more)
  • 1 Tbls. Cummin
  • ? teas. Cinnamon
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Hot Sauce, optional
  • Italian Seasoning Mix, optional
  • Salt
How to prepare:

Get all of your veggies cut and ready before you leave your house. This will reduce the time spent prepping at the campsite.

In a large pan or dutch oven heat oil or butter. Saut? the onions and garlic until transparent. Throw in the carrot and cook until tender. Next throw in the bell pepper and jalape?o until cooked. If you prefer your chilli mellow, use a pepper with less heat instead of a jalape?o.

Then saut? the mushrooms in the mix. At this point, add the cayenne pepper and cummin, which will coat the veggies. To save time you can mix all your dry ingredients together ahead of time.

Then open your green chili sauce and stewed tomatoes and add them to the pan. Stir gently until mixed. Next add all of your beans (try to rinse them if possible). Stir gently until mixed. At this point it should look like a giant vegetable melody with a great smell.

Add remainder of seasonings if you haven?t already. I personally like to go crazy with the hot sauce and cayenne pepper, but season to personal taste. The cinnamon will mask the intensity of the spicy smell.

Cover and cook for 20 minutes or more on a low heat (remember to stir occasionally). The sauce and mixture should begin to thicken up some. Serve with cornbread.

Variations include: adding corn, zucchini, Creole seasonings, any other veggies, a dash of nutmeg, cheese on top. I haven?t found a veggie that I didn?t like in this recipe yet. Just remember to take note of when to add the veggie to the cooking schedule.

Very hearty! Makes great burritos the next day. Even my meat-loving roommate enjoys this one!

Sent by: Amanda On: 2003-10-02

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