Best. Chili. Ever. My S.O. and I simply adore this recipe, it has definitely become a staple in our house! We add corn to it as well (about 1 cup), eliminate the celery, and when we are feeling really decadent we use Green and Black's Organic Dark Chocolate (70% Cacao). We also use only one can of black beans and experiment with different beans for the second can (so far we have used spicy pinto beans and chili beans, which are both wonderful). We also use diced tomatoes with chiles, which is easier than cutting up fresh jalapenos. Thanks so much for this one Kozmmic Blues!
This was really good, but the suggested serving size is really small. Should be more like 400 cal/serving. Tasted good, but probably won't make again until I'm off my diet, especially because I'd like to add meat the next time go round. I just have to have meat in my chili!
Have had this recipe on the To Do List since Jan/08 ! Tonight seemed right -- but while the veggies were simmering, discovered I had NO CUMIN !! Bless DH' heart -- he immediately hit the road to the grocer, so I had cumin before everything simmered. Added everything except the chile, but had a heavy hand on the chili powder. Added semi-sweet chocolate bits, about 1 TBSP of BLACK cocoa, and 2 tsp of instant espresso powder. Have enough for another meal. This was entirely different and a most tasty and FILLING meal. Thanks for posting.
This is....spoons down...THE best vegetarian chili recipe I have ever stumbled across!! Try it and double it. You will want leftovers for the next day! I added an extra 1/2 oz. chocolate and a heaping 1/2 tsp. of instant espresso powder too. Amazing mole flavor!!
Would recommend less cinnamon. It was overpowering at first. After it has several hours for the flavors to blend, it is much better.
This is exactly the kind of recipe that I love. It had so much spice and kick to it that you didn't need much of it to be completely satisfied, I used reduced fat sour cream on top to cut the hot spice (got carried away with the jalopeno pepper) My husband immediately said it was 5-star after the first bite. The chocolate is subtle but is definitely there so it has quite an exotic taste.
Followed it exactly and it turned out great! I served it in a bowl over Fritos with a dollop of sour cream on top. The sour cream helped bring out the flavors even more!
Really, really, good! Definitely will make again and again.