Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chili macaroni

One of the ultimate comfort foods!



  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions-chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic-minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 3 stalks celery- chopped
  • 1 green pepper- chopped
  • 1 jalapeno-minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups kidney beans
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans
  • 1/2 can chipotle
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup TVP (optinal)
  • 1 tbsp black strap molasses
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups cooked macaroni

In a large pot, saute onions and garlic in olive oil, until translucent. 5 -7 minutes.
Add chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
add celery, and green peppers saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add tomatoes, water, simmer for 10 minutes.
Add beans, chipotle, corn, and TVP, vinegar, molasses, paste and brown sugar.
Simmer for 1 hour, season to taste.

In bowls dived macaroni and put chili on top,
Garnish with tofutti sour cream, cilantro and avocado.

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