Saturday, March 24, 2007

Piment chaud un jour froid et pluvieux

It was raining all afternoon here, and mum and I thought what better way to warm up than to make a vegetarian chili? I'm definitely not a domestic goddess...goddess, yes, domestic, no...but this is one of the few things I can say is one of my specialties. It is so simple to make, and so satisfying especially on a cold rainy day. We love to serve it with garlic bread or multigrain melba toast.

Kate's Vegetarian Chili

1/2 each green, red, and yellow pepper, diced

1 can whole tomatoes

1 can kidney beans, drained

1 can baked beans

1 TBSP chili powder (this is for those of you who like it smokin' hot)

1 TBSP olive oil

Fresh ground pepper

In a small frying pan, heat one TBSP of olive oil and add your diced peppers; heat through until slightly soft.

In a stainless steel pot, combine whole tomatoes, drained kidney beans, baked beans and peppers. Add chili powder. Bring to a boil; then, reduce heat and let simmer for at least one half hour so that all the flavours can meld together. Serve with artisan bread, whole wheat rolls, baguette, garlic bread, or melba toast....and appréciez !


Q said...

Dear French Nest,
My husband and I are also vegetarians. I loved the idea of using baked beans in the chili! I do one with black beans and another with white beans. I will try the baked beans.
Thanks for adding some spice to our lives,

Southern Heart said...

Your recipe sounds (and looks!!) wonderful, and I can't wait to try it. I always try to add in vegetarian recipes whenever I can, and am so glad that you shared yours with us.


Betty Jo said...

This sounds wonderful. Thanks so much for your recipe. :)