Friday, May 2, 2014

No Meat Chilli &c

It's an easy dinner and takes next to no time if you use canned beans and chickpeas (I don't but it's still not a bother). The kitchen does smell rather yummy too while it simmers and it's enough to serve eight so we always have leftovers.

No Meat Chilli
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 large capsicums, diced
2 zucchini
800gram canned tomatoes, pureed
2 tomatoes, diced
chilli powder to taste
3 tsp ground cumin
3tsp dried oregano
2tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp black pepper
1tsp salt
2 cups cooked chickpeas
2 cups cooked kidney beans
1 cup corn kernels
In a large heavy based saucepan, heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the onions, capsicum and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add the zucchini and cook for a further 5 minutes. Stirring often to prevent anything sticking.
Add the spices, pepper and salt and cook for a minute then add the tomatoes.
Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Stir in the beans, chickpeas and corn and cook for 15 minutes.
Season to taste.

For meat lovers, just replace the beans and chickpeas with some browned minced/ground meat of choice. It's still yum.

 I wasn't joking yesterday when I said this dog is my shadow. This is where she is right now. At my feet under the computer desk huddled up next to the internet 'thing'. She is going home tomorrow and my regular shadow, the cat, will be happy.

It's the first Friday of the month so that means Friday Night with Friends hosted by Cheryll. I'm undecided yet what I'll be doing maybe some crochet, maybe some cutting of squares, maybe even starting something for Cheryll's Christmas in July swap. Whatever I do I'll have some fun I'm sure.
I'll let you know tomorrow.


Fiona said...

your chilli sounds delicious.... and your shadow is very cute.... will be stitching with you tonight...

Cheryll said...

I could smell the delicious aroma from you made FNWF xx

Janice said...

It will be interesting to see what tasty meals you create during the month. This one looks great. Your shadow must enjoy her visits to your house.

Lyn said...

I've popped over from the FNWF link..thank you for the recipe

Tania @ Out Back said...

Sounds like a great recipe to keep handy, thanks for sharing Tracy :)