2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced, to taste
1 cup green pepper, chopped
1 12 oz. package of veggie soy-product 'crumbles' (need not be defrosted)
1 28 oz. can chopped tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1 to 2 tablespoons of chili powder (to taste)
1 21 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed of liquid
1/2 cup of a quality red table wine (Merlot is good too, but red wine is best)
shredded cheddar cheese
Melt the shortening in a large soup pot; add the next 3 ingredients.
Add the remaining ingredients; stir.
Simmer for about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to 'marry'.
Serve with shredded Cheddar cheese.
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I honestly do not know where I got this recipe, but I make it often in winter. It is easy to make and tastes better the next day.