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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vegetarian Spicy Chili

4 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2 teaspoon cumin seeds
4 medium yellow skinned onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup of chopped Zucchini
1 large carrot chopped
1 large red pepper, seeded and chopped
1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 large yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
1-2 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 MAGGI Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cubes
1 (32- ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (32- ounce) can tomato paste
1 (14-ounce) can black beans
2 (15 ounce) can of Pinto beans
1 (15 ounce) can of Harmony beans
1 (15 ounce) can of Garbanzo beans
1 (14-ounce) can Dark red kidney beans
1 (14 ounce) can of Cannellini beans

4 tablespoon ground cumin powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cayenne hot pepper sauce
Salt to taste
1 and ½ cup of water
3/4 cup dry red wine
1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa
1 bottle of beer (12 oz)
1 can vegetarian refried beans
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
Lime juice for 1 fresh lime

8 ounces (2 cups shredded) spicy Monterey jack or extra sharp Cheddar
1 bunch chopped green onions chopped with whites and greens
4 fresh tomatoes diced
½ cup Chopped cilantro
1 container of Sour cream
Blue and red corn tortilla chips or black bean tortilla chips, for dipping


• Over moderate heat, add oil to a deep pot
• When oil is hot add cumin seed
• Add onions, and garlic.
• Saute for 3-5 min, add vegetables
• Saute for another 3 to 5 minutes to soften vegetables.
• Add broth, tomatoes, beer, all the beans except refried beans.
• Season the chili with cumin, chili powder, hot sauce, cocoa powder and salt.
• Add red wine.
• Thicken chili by stirring in refried beans.
• Simmer over low heat about 10-15 minutes with occasional stirring
• Add Cilantro and lime juice, mix well

• Serve bowls of chili and top with shredded Monterrey Jack or cheddar cheese, scallions, cilantro, and tomatoes and sour cream if desired.
• Serve with tortilla chips on side for dipping.

Recipe Modified by Surekha from original recipe from Nestle
Photographs by:Whitperson: Marc Whitman

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