Caribbean Chili


The weather is starting to cool off so now I can think about fixing food that warms you from the inside.  There is no way I would have made a chili two weeks ago.  This Caribbean Chili Recipe has lots of spices and herbs but is very easy to make – fun too.  You feel so creative as you prepare the fresh ingredients and measure out the spices.  Everything blends so well together and it ends up being a spicy hot chili with a hint of sweetness.  A reward for yourself and a treat for anyone who shares it with you.

Caribbean Chili Recipe

Caribbean Chili Recipe

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 yellow onion, diced

2 carrots, diced

1 green pepper, diced

3 roma tomatoes, chopped

1 ear of corn, cut from the cob

2 Tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup water

5 oz. tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon minced onion

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans

Directions

Prepare all your vegetables.

In a large skillet heat the oil and then add the onion and bell pepper.

Saute until the onion is translucent.

Add the tomatoes, carrots, tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water.

Add in all the spices and herbs.

Bring to a boil, cover and turn down to simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the kidney beans and corn.

Cook on a low simmer for another 15 minutes.

Serve with some crusty bread or crackers.

IF FREEZING:

Let cool to room temperature.

Package in rigid sided containers as defined in my article http://veganinthefreezer.com/preparing-food-for-the-freezer

TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:

Remove from the freezer and put in the refrigerator overnight because it is a pretty solid mass and will take longer to defrost.

The night of serving -

Put all in a large saucepan and heat through.

Ready to serve.

http://veganinthefreezer.com/2012/10/14/caribbean-chili/


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