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    Carol's Favorite Vegetarian Chili

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    List of Ingredients

    1 lg Onion -- chopped
    3 Garlic clove -- crushed &
    2 tb Oil
    1 Celery rib -- diced
    1 1/2 ts Chili powder
    1 t Cumin
    1/2 ts Cayenne pepper
    1 c Tomato -- chopped
    2 tb Tomato paste
    4 c Beans, kidney, black, pinto
    -and/or garbanzo -- cooked
    1/2 lb Tofu -- crumbled (opt)
    1 1/2 ts Salt
    1 t Oregano


    Saute onion and garlic in oil until onion is soft. Add celery and spices. Saute another 2-3 minutes. Add tomato and paste. Mash 2 cups of the beans and add beans and tofu to the pot along with the salt and oregano. Simmer 30 minutes. To cook raw beans: Soak beans in water overnight, OR boil for 2 minutes and let sit, covered, for 1 hour. Bring to a boil in same water and simmer about 1 hour or until tender. (beans approximately double in volume, i.e., two cups raw = 4 cups cooked) Notes: I like cooking my own beans rather than buying canned beans. : I use as many different beans as I have at home. Usually at : least 3 of the 4 mentioned, and one of the 3 must be black : beans because they are my absolute favorite. : Add or subtract cayenne pepper for hotness level. : A bit more cumin may be good too, I have yet to determine this, : though.




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