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                     CAROL'S FAVORITE VEGETARIAN CHILI
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chili                            Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lg           Onion -- chopped
    3                    Garlic clove -- crushed &
                         -pressed
    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 ô 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.
   
                                    per Carol Verge
                                    Fidonet HOME_COOKING
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