Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili w/Orange, Cumin & Cinnamon

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 c chopped onions
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 t chili powder
  • 4 t ground cumin
  • 2 t ground cinnamon
  • 3 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 1/2 c water to think if needed
  • sour cream substitute, cilantro leaves & organic blue tortilla chips for garnish
  1. Grate enough orange peel to measure 1 1/2 t & juice oranges (about 1 c juice).
  2. Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions & saute 5 min. Mix in garlic & spices. Add beans, tomatoes & half of orange juice.
  3. Simmer over medium heat until heated through and flavors blend, stirring often, about 15 min. Mix in orange peel & remaining orange juice. Add water to think if necessary & season to taste with salt & pepper.
  4. Ladle in bowls and top with sour cream substitute, cilantro leaves and a blue corn tortilla chip.

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