Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Chili Non Carne

Note: Long cooking time. Plan ahead, will need over 90 minutes total.

  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 C chopped onions
  • 6 Tbsp chopped celery
  • 6 Tbsp diced carrots
  • 1/4 C chopped green peppers
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 C canned tomatoes (with juice)
  • 1 C water
  • 3/4 C canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp bulgur
  • salt to taste
1. Place the oil in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Add the onions, celery, carrots and peppers. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender but not brown. Stir in the garlic, chili powder and cumin; cook for 1 minute.
2. Add the tomatoes (with juice) and water; bring the chili to a simmer. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
3. Add the beans and bulgur. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, or until the bulgur is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Add salt to taste. Serve hot.
Robyn's notes: yeah, yeah, I know, lots of bulgur recipes recently, haha! It bulks up the chili and adds nice flavor. When I made old-fashioned chicken macaroni salad, I chopped up more green pepper than I needed, and kept the extra in a sealed container in the fridge, knowing that I'd need some for this recipe.  He really, really liked this a lot.

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