Thursday, May 6, 2010

recipe month - Jane's Vegetarian Chili

May is Recipe Month for the Blog Dare. Since I haven't documented recent dinners lately, I thought I'd just share a favorite here (with stock photo from Enjoy!

  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 2  cups  chopped onion
  • 3  garlic cloves, minced
  • 4  cups  water, divided
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  chili powder
  • 2  tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2  (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1  (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1  (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2  cup  (2 ounces) reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese, (optional)
Preparation: Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add 3 cups water and next 8 ingredients (through cannellini beans), stirring to combine.

Combine remaining cup of water and tomato paste in a bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Stir tomato paste mixture into bean mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with cheese, if desired.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups soup)


Beth said...

I absolutely despise beans (I know it's sad.) so I doubt I would like this recipe but it sure looks pretty! :)

CaneWife said...

That looks yummy!

I make my regular chili with all the bean varieties (to stretch it), and I bet it would be just as good without.

Brandi said...

I love chili, it's one of my favorites. Do you have a good cornbread recipe to go with it?

Jackie said...

Thanks y'all...this one is on our menu at least once a month over the winter. Such an easy dump what's in the pantry type recipe!

@Brandi - I don't have a good cornbread recipe. My MIL make some fantastic cornbread so I'll have to ask her next time we're out there!