This is a nice recipe for 4 people.
2 tb Safflower oil
Clove garlic, minced
Green Bell Pepper, chopped
Stalk Celery, chopped
Sm Onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
Med Zucchini, shredded
18 oz Can Tomatoes with juice
15 oz Can Kidney Beans,drained
8 oz Can Tomato sauce (1 cup)
1/4 c Water
1 1/2 ts Chili powder, or to taste
1/4 ts Hot pepper Sauce, to taste
1 ts Basil
1 ts Oregano
1/2 ts Black Pepper
GARNISH: corn, chopped scallions, shredded Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese,
or a combination, optional. In a Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, heat oil.
Saute garlic, green pepper, celery, onion, carrot, and zucchini until
crisp/tender, about 3 minutes.
As mixture cooks, stir in remaining
ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium.
Cover and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Top each serving with a garnish, if desired. If you wish, set under broiler to melt cheese.
VARIATIONS: - add 1/2 cup whole raw cashews - add 1/2 lb firm tofu, cut
into 1/2" cubes ~ add 1 cup cooked corn If reheating, add addt'l liquid,
such as water, tomato juice, or veg stock
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