2 hrs 20 mins
1 hr 40 mins
I saw this being made on Rachael Ray's Week in a Day and it looked so good, I'm posting it here for safekeeping. I have changed it to make it vegetarian by replacing chorizo with soy chorizo and using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. I hope you enjoy. If you like you can omit the corn muffins and top with crushed tortilla chips.
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- 1 large red bell pepper
- 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups vegetable stock (original recipe called for chicken stock)
- 3/4 cup loosely packed tender sun-dried tomato (not packed in oil)
- 12 ounces soy chorizo, crumbled
- 2 small zucchini, halved lengthwise, seeded and chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/3 recipe roasted garlic paste, recipe below (or 2 heads roasted garlic)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
- 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
- 2 -3 tablespoons seeded pureed chipotle chiles in adobo
- 1 (14 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (14 ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (14 ounce) can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes (or diced tomatoes with green chilies)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 large corn muffins
- seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
- shaved manchego cheese, for serving
Roasted Garlic Paste
- 1Roast the bell pepper over a gas flame, turning with tongs, or broil until the skin is blackened. Transfer to a bowl, cover and let cool. Peel, seed and chop the pepper.
- 2Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- 3Spread the butternut squash on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with the nutmeg and cinnamon and season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender and browned at the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Keep the oven on.
- 4Meanwhile, combine the stock and sun-dried tomatoes in a small saucepan. Bring to a low simmer over medium heat and cook until very tender.
- 5Heat 1 tablespoonof the olive oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the soy chorizo and cook until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate. Add the zucchini to the pot and cook until lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the onions and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes, then add the roasted peppers.
- 6Pour the sun-dried tomatoes and the cooking liquid into a food processor and add the Roasted Garlic Paste, cilantro, oregano and chipotle puree. Puree until smooth, then add the mixture to the chili and stir to combine. Add the beans, canned tomatoes, soy chorizo and roasted squash. Add enough water to thin the chili to the desired consistency.
- 7Melt the butter in a small pan. Coarsely crumble the muffins on a baking sheet, then drizzle with the melted butter and sprinkle with seafood seasoning. Bake until browned.
- 8Ladle the chili into shallow bowls and top with the Manchego cheese and crumbled muffins.
- 9The chili can be covered and refrigerated for a make-ahead meal. Reheat over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- 10Roasted Garlic Paste:.
- 11Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange the garlic in a cluster on a large piece of foil and drizzle with 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Wrap up the garlic in the foil to make a tightly sealed pouch. Roast until very tender, about 45 minutes. Let cool, then squeeze the garlic from the skins into a food processor. Add the remaining 3/4 cup olive oil and the honey and season with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth, then transfer to a small container. (Alternatively, you can mash the garlic paste with a fork instead of using a food processor.) You can use the paste in sauces, soups, spreads, noodle dishes, etc. Yum.
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Nutritional Facts for Vegetarian Chorizo, Roasted Butternut and Zucchini Chili Pot
Serving Size: 1 (3713 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1392.8
- Calories from Fat 686
- Total Fat 76.2 g
- Saturated Fat 16.5 g
- Cholesterol 45.2 mg
- Sodium 719.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 161.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 27.8 g
- Sugars 35.5 g
- Protein 30.8 g
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