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Vegetarian chili with cashews Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lynda Ross
Added: Thursday, March 12, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 tbsp. olive oil
4 medium onions
2 large bell peppers, seeded and chopped
2 stalks celery, minced
4 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp.ground cumin
1 tsp. black pepper
1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
1 16-oz. can stewed tomatoes or whole peeled tomatoes
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 bay leaf
1 cup cashew pieces
1/3 cup raisins
3 c. (2 15-oz. cans) dark red kidney beans

Directions:
Directions:
In a large pot, heat the olive oil. Add the onions, green bell peppers, and celery and cook over medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.

Stir in the garlic, basil, oregano, chili powder, cumin and black pepper.

Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes (with their juice), vinegar, and bay leaf. Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes.

Stir in the cashews and raisins and cook over low heat for another 15 - 17 minutes.

Add the beans and cook for an additional 25 minutes, stirring frequently. The chili is done when all the ingredients are well blended and soft and the chili is thick and bubbly.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 large
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour 5 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A friend of mine is a vegetarian so I like to try different non-meat recipes to serve when he visits. This one is tastier than most. The raisins give an unexpected hint of sweetness. Feel free to substitute garbanzo or pinto beans for the kidney beans and/or add a handful of frozen corn kernels for color.

 

 

 

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