Meatless mission chili

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Safflower oil
1 x Clove garlic, minced
1 x Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1 x Stalk Celery, chopped
1 x Sm Onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 x Carrot, shredded
1 x Med Zucchini, shredded
18 ounces Can Tomatoes with juice
15 ounces Can Kidney Beans,drained
8 ounces Can Tomato sauce (1 cup)
¼ cup Water
1½ teaspoon Chili powder, or to taste
¼ teaspoon Hot pepper Sauce, to taste
1 teaspoon Basil
1 teaspoon Oregano
½ teaspoon Black Pepper

GARNISH: corn, chopped scallions, shredded Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, or a combination, optional.

In a Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, heat oil. Saute garlic, green pepper, celery, onion, carrot, and zucchini until crisp/tender, about 3 minutes. As mixture cooks, stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Top each serving with a garnish, if desired. If you wish, set under broiler to melt cheese. VARIATIONS: - add ½ cup whole raw cashews If reheating, add addt'l liquid, such as water, tomato juice, or veg stock

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