New England Soup Factory's Vegetarian Chili

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Another of Marjorie Druker's wonderful combinations from the New England Soup Factory in Boston. The chili powder, cumin, and Tabasco add a real kick to this colorful combo. Takes a while to make, but not difficult. If you prefer more of a soup, add more V-8 and adjust spices to taste. (If you forget to soak the beans overnight, cover with water, bring to a boil for 2 min, turn off heat, cover and let stand 1 hr).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place all beans in water (cover with several extra inches of water) and soak overnight.
  2. Place in large pot (with fresh water if desired) and boil until tender, 2-3+ hours.
  3. Drain and cool.
  4. In a large stockpot, Sauté garlic, onions, carrots and peppers in oil for 10 minutes.
  5. Add beans, tomatoes, V-8, cumin, chili powder, oregano, basil and bay leaves.
  6. Cover and simmer gently for 1 hour.
  7. Season with salt, pepper, Tabasco sauce and balsamic vinegar.

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