Chili Con Kasha

"The texture seems more like chili con carne than most vegetarian chilies. We love this and have it often."
photo by Lia S. photo by Lia S.
photo by Lia S.
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, bell pepper, and tomatoes. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Add kasha, wine, and broth. Stir to blend. Cook, covered, 5 minutes. Add kidney beans, chili powder, cumin, cilantro, and bay leaf. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 40 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms. Add salt to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf and cilantro.
  • Serve hot. If desired, serve with sour cream, chopped scallions, and grated cheese on the side.

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  1. I read the reviews beforehand and so added extra kasha/greshka; about a cup. I also used fresh diced tomatoes, pepper paste, an ancho chile, and some tomato paste. I used celery instead of green pepper and didn't use the veggie stock at all. It ended up being thick and chunky, and could serve 4 people easily. Great recipe!
  2. I would agree with the other reviewer, it does make enough for four servings. We loved the flavor of it, but found it to be a little watery for our taste. I even let it boil down a bit. Had i known that it would serve so many, i probably would have added some more beans or kasha to make it a bit thicker.
  3. So easy and so good! I would say that this recipe makes about 4 servings, but I'd still consider doubling it next time I make it. Mine was a bit too spicy, but I'd bet this was because my chili powder is a little hotter than most (still, if you don't like really spicy food, you may want to reduce the chili powder). I used sherry instead of red wine (I didn't have any); otherwise I followed the recipe closely. Highly recommended!


<p>My rating system: <br />***** Outstanding. Everyone loved it. Plates licked. <br />**** Everyone loved it, with modification. <br />*** We liked it but won't be making it again <br />** We ate it <br />* Waste of food, time, electricity. <br /><img src= alt= /></p>
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