Favorite bean chili

Serves 4-6

  • 1 cup each chopped onion, diced carrot, diced celery
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red, green, or yellow pepper
  • 1/2 tbs chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 2 28-oz cans crushed tomatoes (save the juice)
  • 5 cups of cooked beans—your favorites in any combination—pinto, black, garbanzo, soy, kidney; lentils are good, too
  • Salt to taste

In a large saucepan, simmer the onion in 1 cup water over medium heat for about 2 minutes, then add the garlic, carrot, celery, pepper, chili powder, tomatoes, and cayenne. Simmer and stir until well blended, then add the beans. Lower heat and simmer low for 30 minutes. Add the mustard and salt, stir, and serve.

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