Total Time
3hrs
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

This is my vegetarian take on a prize winning chili recipe. The original was in The All-American Chili Cookbook. I serve this chili at folk dance parties and it is a great success.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sauté the onions and peppers for about 10 minutes in a large pot.
  2. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they release their moisture.
  3. Add more oil if necessary.
  4. Then add the garlic and sauté for one more minute.
  5. Add the beans, Tabasco sauce, tomato sauce, and tomato paste.
  6. Mix the oregano, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and dried red pepper together (the original recipe says they should be shaken in a paper bag, but I haven't noticed that that makes any difference).
  7. Add the mixed spices to the chili.
  8. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for about two hours.
  9. Serve over rice, pasta or couscous.

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