Three-bean vegetable chili, lhj

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Dried roman or cranberry beans; rinsed and picked over. OR
19 ounces Cannellini beans; canned drained and rinsed
1 cup Dried black beans; rinsed and picked over, or
19 ounces Black beans; drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon Olive oil
2½ pounds Acorn squash; peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups Chopped onions
1 cup Chopped green pepper
1 cup Chopped red pepper
1 tablespoon Chopped garlic
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons Salt
28 ounces Whole tomatoes in juice; canned
19 ounces Chickpeas; canned, drained and rinsed
1 can Vegetable broth; (14 1/2 oz.)
¼ cup Finely chopped chipotle in adobo*
½ cup Fresh cilantro leaves
½ cup Shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1. Place beans in 2 separate saucepans. Add water to each to cover by 2 inches. Bring to boil; boil 2 minutes. Cover; let stand 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans separately. Return to pans and cover each with 6 cups water.

Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 40 to 45 minutes until tender.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook squash, onions, peppers and garlic 5 minutes. Stir in cumin, ginger and salt; cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, chickpeas and broth. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.

3. Drain beans; reserve 2 cups cooking liquid. (If using canned beans, substitute 2 cups water.) Stir beans, chipotle and reserved liquid into Dutch oven. Simmer 10 minutes, until beans are heated through. Garnish with cilantro leaves and cheese.

Prep time: 30 minutes plus standing Cooking time: 50 to 55 minutes *Chipotle in adobo available from Chile Today-Hot Tamale, 800-468-7377.

(C) Copyright 1997, Meredith Corporation, All Rights Reserved.

NOTES : You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love this terrific chili featuring roman beans, black beans and chickpeas, plus lots of veggies.

Substitute butternut squash for acorn if you like.

Recipe by: Ladies Home Journal

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #942 by "abprice@..." <abprice@...> on Dec 2, 1997

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