Are you ready to cook up a vat of full of beans, full of life, high-spirited, zesty and tasty 3-bean chili? Here, your favorite Dysfunctional Chef, Janice Taylor, shares her summer to autumn favorite!
CHILI FEVER (that’s an oyxmoron, isn’t it?)
It’s a rainy, cool day in New York City. The kind of August day that reminds us that fall is soon to come.
On the one hand, I feel a bit blue to think that summer 2012 is coming to an end.
On the other hand – I’m kind of happy; thrilled in fact, that it is cool enough to turn on the oven and set the stove flame to high, without catapulting me into a full out meltdown, without sending me into hot flash mode!
Today, in celebration of cooler weather, I’ve got my ingredients lined up on the kitchen counter, and I am ready to get cookin’!
Join with and share your variations on a theme. Do you have Chili Fever?!!
3-Bean Chili Fever
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T olive oil
1 28-oz can Italian style tomatoes, crushed
1 cup vegetable stock (organic, from the box is my favorite)
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 T chili powder
1 T Dijon-style mustard
1 teaspoon basil, dried (or fresh), crushed or diced respectively
1 teaspoon dried (or fresh) oregano, crushed or diced respectively
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground
1 15-oz can red kidney beans, drained
1 15-oz can great northern beans, drained
1 15-oz can garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup zucchini, chopped
5 dashes (more or less, depending on taste) bottled hot sauce
3/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
In Dutch oven, place garlic in hot oil, saute for a minute or two.
Stir in undrained tomatoes, vegetable broth, tomato paste, chili powder, mustard, basil, oregano, cumin and pepper.
Add the three cans of beans (drained).
Bring mixture to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes>
THEN … STIR IN carrots.
Cover, simmer for 10 minutes.
Add corn and zucchini, simmer another 10 minutes.
Add hot sauce.
Ladle into bowls.
Top with Parmesan cheese.
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