Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Vegetarian black bean chili

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
course salt and ground pepper
2 zucchini (about a pound total) halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
2 carrots, thinly sliced
I tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 19 0z cans black beans drained and rinsed
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 package frozen corn kernels

In a 5 quart dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium high. Add onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper. Cook stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. And zucchini, carrots, chili powder, and cumin. Cook stirring occasionally, until carrots are crisp tender, 56-8 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, corn, and 1 cup water. Simmer until slightly thickened and carrots are soft, 8-10 minutes more. Top with your favorite chili toppings.

I served it with sour cream shredded cheeses and corn muffins on the side. It was very filling. Sam ate a couple bites. I was expecting him to eat none. So we'll says its a keeper.

In other news, I finished a hat for my husby. It took two tries, but now its perfect. I think it's my turn. And perhaps the baby would like one two.


  1. This recipe sounds yummy. I make one very similar- it has quinoa in it. Fall food is so comforting.

  2. yes, good post! I've been wanting one like this.

    a big 'way to go' with all of the knitting projects. I'm sure I'm much slower than you.

  3. I really not quick yet but I'm trying to get there. I knit a blanket for the baby and it took me a month. But it was constant practice.The hats are much less work.

  4. hey, I didn't mean for it to sound like I was waiting for a good post. I meant to say 'yes, good recipe!. haha, major error.

  5. I hardly thought that. But thanks for the clarification. ;)

  6. This is simmering on my stove right now and my ktichen smells heavenly! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Vegetarian hmmm.... I got a new coat that I will show you tomorrow. I want to try this chili I think I might make it tomorrow and give some feedback. Well done on the hat. Where's a picture?

  8. Oh I'm glad to hear you tried it Mel, I hope you like it as much as we did.
    I just felt healthy that so many veggies were being consumed at one time. I don't get too many of those in regularly.
    Lexis, Even hungry husbands in need of meat approve. Do try it.

    What picture are you looking for?