• Ingredients: 30
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Bake: 45 min

Vegetable and bean chili with large onions , coarsely chopped, , large garlic cloves, finely chopped, 1/2 fresh jalapeño chile, finely chopped, olive oil, chili powder, ground cumin, salt, 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped, with juice, zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, cans kidney beans, rinsed, chopped semisweet chocolate, chopped fresh cilantro. To make this vegetable and bean chili for 4 persons you will need 45 min for preaparation and 45 min for baking.

Ingredients

  • 2 large onions , coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pcs.
  • 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeño chile, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsps. salt
  • 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped, with juice
  • 2 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cans kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp. chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 3 tbsps. chopped fresh cilantro

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoon
  • Large frying pan with cover
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula

For the soup:

  • 4 tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 5 shiitake mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup hot water
  • About 5 tsps. fermented black beans, or to taste,
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 lb. fresh spinach, trimmed and rinsed
  • 2 heads butter lettuce, rinsed, leaves scissor cut in wide strips
  • Sea salt to taste

For the garnish:

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, firmly packed
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and minced

Add and cook soup 30 seconds:

For serving:

Directions

  1. Step 1 Sauté onions, bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeño in oil in a 4-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.

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  2. Step 2 Add chili powder, cumin, and salt and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add tomatoes with juice and zucchini and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.

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  3. Step 3 Stir in beans and chocolate and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro.

Nutrition information

Calories 362 Carbohydrates 58 g (19%)
Fat 10 g (16%) Protein 16 g (32%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (9%) Sodium 2,125 mg (89%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g Fiber 18 g (71%)
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g Cholesterol 0