Powter chili

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Dried pinto beans; or 3c canned beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium Onion; chopped
1 \N Bay leaf
1 teaspoon Salt
4 cups Water
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1¾ cup Chopped onion
2 tablespoons Garlic; minced
1 large Green pepper; cut into cubes
2 \N Jalapenos; chopped
2 teaspoons Oregano
1 tablespoon Cumin
¼ teaspoon Cayenne
2 teaspoons Salt
2 \N Bay leaves
4 tablespoons Chili powder; to 5T
20 ounces Can chopped tomatoes

Soak dried beans overnight in water to cover. Drain beans and put in pot. Reserve liquid. Add onion, bay leaf, salt, and water. Cook over med high heat for 45 mins, or until beans are tender but not mushy.

Drain beans and save liquid.

In a large skillet over med high heat, saute onion, garlic, and peppers in oil for 10 mins. Add the spices and saute 5 mins more.

Add tomatoes, and beans and cook 45 mins, or until all the flavors are blended.

If chili is too dry, add 1 or more cups of the liquid from the beans and bring to a boil.

18% calories from fat

From Food by Susan Powter Typed and vegetarian converted by Lisa Greenwood Submitted By LISA GREENWOOD On 07-25-95

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