Vegetarian Chili
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 25
  • Servings: 20
  • Preparation Time: 25
  • 12 (2) carrots, peeled
  • 4 (⅓ cup) celery stalks
  • 1 lb (1 cup chopped) fresh mushrooms
  • 3 (1 cup) onions, diced
  • ¼ cup (2 tsp) garlic, minced
  • ½ cup (4 tsp) blended oil
  • 1 can (½ cup) tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup (3 tbs) bulghur wheat
  • 1 quart (⅔ cups) vegetable broth
  • 1 dried chipotle and dried ancho chili (¼ tsp chipotle or ancho chili)
  • 1 cup (3 tbsp) brewed coffee
  • ¼ cup (2 tsp) chili powder
  • 2 tbsp (1 tsp) ground cumin
  • 1 (¼ tsp) cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups (½ cup) pinto or kidney beans, cooked
DIRECTIONS
  1. Pulse carrots, celery and mushrooms in a food processor until roughly ground.
  2. In a stockpot or brazier, soften vegetables, onions, and garlic in the oil.
  3. Add tomatoes, bulghur, vegetable stock, peppers, coffee and spices.
  4. Cook until liquid is almost gone.
  5. Remove peppers and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.
  6. Add cooked beans.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
The original recipe yields the "cooking for crowds" number of servings, 24 one cup serving size. To yield a more family cooking friendly number of servings, use the ingredient amounts in the parentheses.