Amy's Cafe-style Vegetarian Chili

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups chili sauce
  • 3 cups canned chili beans
  • 1 cup canned kidney beans
  • 3 cups fresh mixed vegetables (French-cut, onions, broccoli, sliced mushrooms, bell peppers, corn) image placeholder

In large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil. Add onions and sauté with garlic, parsley, oregano, basil, red pepper. Sauté until tender 5 to 10 minutes. Add cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, chili sauce and beans. Heat through.

While bean mixture cooks, put mixed vegetables in medium size pot. Add enough water to cover vegetables. Bring to simmer over medium heat until vegetables are almost tender, 10 to 15 minutes, adding vegetables with longest cooking times first.

Add the vegetable mixture to the bean mixture and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8