Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

2 cans of black beans
1 can of sweet corn
1 large can of Bush's Vegetarian Baked Beans (see note)
1 cup of crushed tomatoes
1 large onion chopped
2-3 green chilies chopped (jalapenos, serranos)
1 green bell pepper (diced)
3 Tbs of Chili con carne powder
1/2 Tbs of ground cumin
pinch of cinnamon powder
4 cloves of garlic grated
1 Tbs of red chili flakes (or to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
lime (as garnish)
sour cream or greek yogurt  (as garnish)
scallions/spring onions   (as garnish)

In a large pan heat on medium high and add 1 Tbs of canola oil.  Then saute onions, chilies and peppers for 2-3 minutes.  Then add grated garlic and saute for another minute.  Add the dry spices, salt,pepper and saute for a minute.  Add 1 cup of (or a can's worth) of crushed tomatoes and 1 cup of water. Now add the drained and rinsed out corn and black beans.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.  Finally add the can of Bush's  baked beans and turn heat down to simmer.  Simmer chili for 20-25 minutes (stirring occasionally).  Turn off stove when chili is at the consistency you like.   Serve with sour cream or greek yogurt, wedges of lime and scallions.  Enjoy.

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