Just balancing the books. I know you know how to make chili,
and I've sort of put this one on the web site already, but here
are the ratios and amounts, if you care. I determined that it
is the carrots and not the zuchini that give the chili a funny
flavor, so I omit the former and still use the latter.
Ballot Night Veggie Chili
2 lbs dried black beans
15-20 garlic cloves, minced
5-10 assorted chile peppers, minced
4 onions, chopped
4 red bell peppers, chopped
4 green bell peppers, chopped
4 zuchinis, chopped
1 bunch celery, chopped
2 lbs frozen corn kernels
4 28 ounce cans tomato sauce
Chili powder to taste (1 cup?)
I use Gephardt's chili powder that I get at Smart and Final in
bulk, but your favorite brand, or your own concoction will do.
Cook the beans in water, in a pressure cooker if you have one,
until they are cooked through. Drain. Saute the garlic,
chiles, onions, peppers, zuchini, and celery until brown. Cook
them in batches and add to a 20 quart pot. Add the corn,
tomato sauce, and beans. Season, 1/4 cup at a time, with the
chili powder, until the color and taste are the way you want.
Simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Makes 4 gallons.