Sunday, June 19, 2011

Veggie Chili

So how do I tell this to you but I have been busy. . . raising a crazy beagle who is now 6 months
old and still crazy as ever. School has been a problem too. Summer break began a couple of weeks ago and somehow I still forgot about posting. I have been wondering this since the blog started is any one out there reading us. . . anyone?

Ok any who, the name veggie chili might throw you off. But really there are only 2 different kinds of vegetables in the whole thing (if you don't count canned tomatoes as a vegetable). I found this recipe off of, of all places you would think to find a chili recipe, and it is delicious.

The first time I made this recipe it was snowy here in Seattle, WA. The day before thanksgiving. I had planned to make it sooner, but there had just been no time. And so now I shall get on with it and give you the recipe.

serves 6-10 people
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 4 large carrots
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil to saute the veggies
  • 1-2 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cans of assorted beans (I used pinto, black, kidney, and white)
  • seasoning to taste such as cumin, soy sauce, paprika......
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes
Start by sauteing the first 5 ingredients, then add in your vegetable broth. Let those tasty things simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Now very important, make sure to drain and rinse your beans. After your veggies have simmered for awhile pour in your drained and rinsed beans and the large can of diced tomatoes, juice and all.

Bring the pot of stuff, about to be called chili, to a boil, after that you can now add your seasonings. This is what will make or break your chili, so start with a little each of your seasonings and slowing add more, you don't want to accidentally add to much cayenne or soy sauce. You get what I mean. After the vegetables are cooked and everything tastes good you are ready to serve. You can enjoy your chili with cornbread or tortilla chips and a multitude of other things , whatever works for you. Have fun, enjoy!

*So sorry there are no pictures, I will try to get some up soon. Happy Father's Day!

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