Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Big Bowl Chili

Big Bowl Chili - Carb Conscious Vegetarian ( Robin Robertson)

This recipe is from "Carb-Conscious Vegetarian". It doesn't have any meat substitutes, just veggies. Lots of mushrooms, yellow or red pepper and onion. A bit of Red lentils make it nice and creamy. Tastes better than the picture looks!

Bountiful "Big Bowl" Chili"

1 T. olive oil
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 bell pepper chopped (any color)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 small hot chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 cups chopped white mushrooms
2-3 T. chili powder
1 T. tomato paste
3/4 cup hot or mild tomato salsa
1/2 cup dried red lentils
1 1/2 cups cooked kidney beans
2 cups water
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. ground pepper

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, cover and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 5 min. Add the garlic, chile pepper, and mushrooms, cook until the mushrooms release their liquid, about 3 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, tomato paste, salsa, lentils, kidney beans, water, salt and pepper. Simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally,

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