Ben's veggie chili recipe


Spices: Super Optional Spices: Recipe:
  1. Chop onions and peppers, dice garlic.
  2. In a stew pot, heat a few tablespoons of oil over a medium flame.
  3. Saute peppers and onions to soften them. Add garlic after the onions and peppers, but before they are soft; we want to saute the garlic along with everything, but we don't want to burn it. Delaying adding it a little works.
    I usually toss a tablespoon or so of salt over them when they are sauteing, along with some black pepper. Maybe a teaspoon?
  4. Drain cans of beans, and stir them into the pot.
  5. Stir diced tomatoes (liquid and all) into the mix.
Spicing this is a feedback process - taste it as you go.
I've never actually measured my spice amounts, but off of my head I would start with something like this: Simmer partially covered for about an hour stirring occationally - the chili will cook down a bit.

This recipe can be reduced pretty easily - just use less. ;^)