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Vegetarian Chili

Posted by erich13 on December 26, 2007

    This may sound weird, but the raisins and the cashews compensate for the lack of meat, and the flavor is amazing. Especially the tang added by the beer. I highly recommend this dish. In college my roommates insisted on meat, so I added ground turkey, but have not done that since then.

    • 1T Oil
    • 3/4 c chopped celery (or 3-4 stocks)
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 8-10 medium tomatoes (or 6 large)
    • 2-4 Serrano chiles (med-very hot)
    • 1 28 oz can of tomatoes
    • 1/4 c raisins
    • 1/2 T chili powder
    • 1 t salt
    • 1/2 t ground allspice
    • a few drops of bottled hot pepper sauce
    • 3/4 c chopped green bell pepper
    • 1/2 c chopped onions
    • 58 oz of pinto beans
    • 1/8 c red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 T parsley
    • 1 t each: basil, oregano, & cumin
    • 1/2 t black pepper
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 12 oz beer
    • 1/2 c cashews

    Heat oil in electric skillet. Add celery, green bell pepper, onion, garlic. Cook covered ’til vegetables are tender but not brown. Sir in undrained tomatoes, beans, raisins, etc (EXCEPT for beer and cashews). Bring to boil. Simmer covered for 1 1/2 hours. Stir in beer & cashews. Return to boil. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Sprinkle cheese atop each serving. Also sliced avacado.

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