Sunday, April 22, 2012

Vegetarian Chili Stew

A bunch of beans and boiled veggies isn't really a pretty sight,
so here's the bag of beans I bought instead :)

What you need
12-oz bag of mixed beans (bought mine at Trader Joe's)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 small yellow squash, diced
2 carrots, diced
1/2 cup corn (used frozen)
1/2 cup broccoli (used frozen)
1/2 cup cauliflower (used frozen)
1 package of vegetarian chrizro (from Trader Joe's)
2 cans diced or stewed tomatoes
salt and pepper1 tbsp Tapitio (or any other hot sauce)
1/2 can beer (I used Miller Light - we fancy 'round here)

What you do
1. Prepare the beans according to the package. I recommend soaking over night, I did the quick way and some of beans weren't all the way done.
2. In a large stock pot combine the garlic, oil and all the veggies. Let saute for five minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes (with juices), chrizro, 3/4 cup water and bring to a boil. Keep heat on medium heat for 20 minutes or so while the beans and veggies get tender.
4. Add your beer, hot sauce and salt and pepper. Bring back up to a boil for a few minutes and then simmer until the mixture is to your liking.
5. Serve with chips and sour cream (and more hot sauce, of course!).