Doug's Vegitarian Chili

Submitted by barista6384 on 2009-03-03 17:23:43




Opening cans and seasoning bottles. I came up with this after tasting something similar at a local Houston eatery. I just gave it my best shot. The one I usually make also has chopped turkey breast.
Doug’s Veggie Chili

This chili is more of an adlibbed adventure that can be dressed up or
down according to your tastes and began as an attempt to reproduce a
recipe I tasted at Café Express.

1 Pkg. of Wick Fowlerʼs False Alarm Chili Seasoning(comes in a box)
1 14.5 oz. can Del Monte Stewed tomatoes(Mexican Recipe)
more stewed tomatoes are OK if you like.
2 Can chopped chiles (ElPaso brand is fine)
1 small can of tomato sauce (8 oz. is fine) larger if you like
Large cans of your favorite beans and such. I use Black beans(I usually
use a really large can of these), red kidney beans, pintos, chick peas, &
corn. A few sprigs of cilantro parsley

1 large sweet onion
several (4-7) chopped and peeled garlic cloves.

Chop onion and garlic to large pieces. Really doesnʼt matter. Sautee this
in skillet with 3V olive oil until browned.

Put all ingredients in stock pot…tomatoes first, tomato sauce, add 2 cups
water, all dry seasonings from packet except for the Masa powder, and
onion/garlic sautee. Stir and begin to simmer this in pot. Add all canned or
fresh veggies except for Cilantro. I like to then add water to cover veggies.
Stir very well. Bring to slow boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cover pot
and simmer for about 20 minutes stirring every few minutes. About 15
minutes before serving from pot, add the masa flour by making a runny
paste in a small cup or bowl and stir into chili in the while it simmers. Let
simmer another 10 -15 minutes. I also add some other spices to the mix.
My favorite is about a tablespoon of Cavenderʼs Greek seasoning(itʼs a dry
seasoning my uncle developed and marketed years ago). You can get it in
most Randallʼs.

Once heated, serve in bowls with tortilla chips or your favorite crackers.
Add the sprigs of cilantro to each serving according to taste.

The meat version of this requires 2.5 lbs. of browned ground premium
turkey breast. Ask me on this version.

Good luck and enjoy! Itʼs a family favorite at our house.


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