"Folks who like their chili hot really get a kick out of this zippy recipe," pens Amy Baxter of Bishop, California. "I serve steaming bowls of it with oven-fresh corn bread. It's chockfull of garden goodness—with two kinds of squash , tomatoes, green chilies, black beans, etc.—that you can leave out the meat altogether and not miss it a bit."
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 medium zucchini, diced
- 1 medium yellow summer squash, diced
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
- 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) hominy, drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions, undrained
- 1 cup light beer or beef broth
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons dried coriander
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the zucchini, yellow squash and red pepper; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Vegetable Beef Chili in Light & Tasty December/January 2002, p48
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