Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 23:22:06 -0400 (EDT)
From Vegetarian Times (9/89 issue).
Spicy Chili Beans
2 cups dry kidney beans
5 cups water
2 onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 16-oz. can tomatoes, chopped, with liquid
1 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
4 tbsp. chili powder*
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Place beans and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover
and simmer for 2 hours. Add remaining ingredients, cover and cook an
additional 2 hours.
Serves 4 to 6.
*IMO this is too much chil powder. I use 2 Tbsp and omit the red and cayenne
pepper and feel that it's spicy enough. Also, as with the lentil stew recipe
I added 1 teaspoon of salt and used regular tomato sauce. I suppose you could
soak and cook the beans first, and then proceed with the recipe, though I
never tried it that way.