1 small onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup dry red wine or water
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) recipe-ready diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cubes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 cans (15 ounces each) kidney or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
Sour cream (optional)
COMBINE onion, bell pepper, celery, wine and garlic in large saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
ADD tomatoes and juice, water, tomato paste, boullion, cilantro, chili powder and cumin; stir well. Stir in beans. Bring to a boil; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes. Serve with sour cream.
FOR FREEZE AHEAD:
PREPARE as above; do not top with sour cream. Cool chili completely. Place in airtight container; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator.
HEAT in large saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Serve with sour cream.
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