Sandy's chili

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Oil
3 mediums Onions, chopped
2 \N Celery stalks, chopped
4 \N Garlic cloves, minced
1 \N Bell pepper, chopped
1 \N Jalapeno pepper, minced, (more to taste)
2 pounds Tofu chunks
2 tablespoons Red chilis, ground
2 tablespoons Cumin
2 tablespoons Oregano
1 \N Bay leaf
\N \N Salt to taste
2 cups Water
1 can Tomatoes
1 can Tomato puree
2 cans Kidney beans

Chop the onions, celery and pepper. Mince the jalapeno pepper and garlic cloves.

Saute first five ingredients in oil until limp. Add tofu and saute; until browned. Mix the spices together in a bowl and sprinkle into the pot. Mix thoroughly. Add water, tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. If desired, at this point, add the kidney beans. Taste and correct seasoning. The addition of 1 tsp. to 1 T. of cayenne pepper can make this gradually more spicy. As the recipe reads, it's fairly tame.

The ground chilis are chili powder. Most chili powder is made up of a combination of chilis, oregano, cumin, salt and garlic. If chili powder is all you can find, then you will have to readjust the cumin and oregano amounts.

Submitted By KAZ LANGRIDGE On 09-24-95

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