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Moosewood Vegetarian Chili


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Moosewood Vegetarian Chili

This chili is absolutely fantastic, love the flavor and the texture; instead of burglar that we didn't have on hand, we used TVP, and also we cut down the amount of beans into the half. Served it with our homemade whole wheat herb bread, and it was just delicious!

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

45

min

Ready

75

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

cups red kidney beans
raw
6 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup tomato juice
1 cup cracked wheat (bulgur)
2 teaspoons olive oil
for saute
4 each garlic cloves
crushed
cups onions
chopped
1 cup carrots
chopped
1 cup celery
chopped
1 teaspoon basil
*
1 tablespoon chili powder
or more to taste
1 tablespoon cumin
ground
1 x salt and black pepper
*
1 dash cayenne pepper
to taste
*
1 cup green bell peppers
chopped
2 cups tomatoes
fresh, chopped
½ each lemon
juice of
3 teaspoons tomato paste
3 teaspoons red wine
dry
*
cup cheese
*
¼ cup parsley leaves
fresh chopped
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Put kidney beans in a saucepan and cover them with 6 cups of water.

Soak 3 to 4 hours.

Add extra water and salt. Cook until tender (about 1 hour).

Watch the water level, and add more if necessary.

Heat tomato juice to a boil.

Pour over raw bulgar.

Cover and let stand at least 15 minutes.

(It will be crunchy, so it can absorb more later).

Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil.

Add carrots, celery and spices.

When vegetables are almost done, add peppers.

Cook until tender.

Combine beans, bulgar, sautéd vegetables, tomatoes, lemon juice, tomato paste, and wine and heat together gently, either in kettle over double boiler, or covered in a moderate oven.

Serve topped with cheese and parsley.

First published: last updated: 2015-05-24

5 stars - based on 9 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 3

Reviews

+9

over 4 years

This chili is absolutely fantastic, love the flavor and the texture; instead of burglar that we didn't have on hand, we used TVP, and also we cut down the amount of beans into the half; we added two canned tomatoes instead of 2 cups of fresh tomatoes. Served it with our homemade whole wheat herb bread, and it was just delicious!

+7

over 4 years

I've made this one for decades, and it is the one I keep going back to. More than one meatlover has mistaken the bulgur for ground beef. (Although sometimes I do add in some grass fed beef if I want to include more protein and iron.)

+4

over 5 years

this is one my all time favorites. i make it every year for superbowl sunday... and it's one of the few things even kids gobble up!

Comments

Dawn Walz
Ohio
 over 4 years ago

I think you left out the peppers in the ingredient list.?

happyzhangbo
Lindsay, Canada
 over 4 years ago

Thanks for your comment, just edited the recipe, it should be 1 cup of chopped green bell pepper. Enjoy!

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adg
 over 4 years ago

so nice recipe ...Vegetables are low in fat and calories, a good source of dietary fiber and provide us with extra energy. All these features help control weight effectively.

johnpoll
Bombay, India
 over 4 years ago

I like this recipe...Vegetables are low in fat and calories, a good source of dietary fiber and provide us with extra energy. All these features help control weight effectively.


Cussac, France
 about 1 year ago

My mother in law prepared this chilli for us about 25 years ago and since then it was always part of our family menu. Now my son asked me to show to him how to prepare it. Thank you Molly for sharing with us this nice family friendly recipe. Zofia, Gex (France)


Victoria, Canada
 9 months ago

This is probably not Molly's recipe as she used all of the Moosewood Restaurant's owners' recipes without ever giving them credit or paying these other women a dime. It is a great recipe book, but unfortunately Molly needs to pay her fellow recipe makers their fair share of her very profitable recipe book!!!!! You can do it Molly!!!

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 590g (20.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 25112% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 777mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 100% Vitamin C 82%
Calcium 11% Iron 20%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
 

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