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                       Black Bean Chili with Cilantro
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Appetizers & Hors d'Oeuvres      Light Meals
                 Main Course                      Southwest
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           dry sherry
    1      tablespoon    olive oil
    2      cups          chopped onion
      1/2  cup           chopped celery
      1/2  cup           chopped carrot
      1/2  cup           seeded and chopped red bell pepper
    4      cups          cooked black beans
    2      cups          chicken stock
    2      tablespoons   minced garlic
    1      cup           chopped tomatoes
    2      teaspoons     ground cumin
    4      teaspoons     chili powder -- or to taste
      1/2  teaspoon      dried oregano
      1/4  cup           chopped cilantro
    2      tablespoons   honey
    2      tablespoons   tomato paste
                         grated onion
                         grated Monterey jack cheese
                         yogurt -- for garnish
 
 1. In a large, heavy pot, heat sherry and oil over medium heat and sauteé onions
  until soft but not browned.
 
 2. Add celery, carrot, and bell pepper and saute 5 minutes, stirring frequently
 .
 
 3. Add remaining ingredients, except garnishes, and bring to a boil. Lower heat
  and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, covered. Chili should be thick, with all 
 water absorbed. Garnish with grated onion, cheese, and a dollop of yogurt.
 
 Serves 6 to 8.
 
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 NOTES : A favorite dish at San Francisco’s Greens restaurant, this southwestern
  chili has been influenced by South American cuisine. Black beans are blended w
 ith cilantro, grated onion, and cheese for a meal in one dish.
 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 260 4695 0 0 3505 0 0 0 0 383 0 0 0 0 0