Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chili with zucchini

1 lb lean ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 sweet red bell pepper, diced
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1 small zucchini, quartered and sliced
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1 - 796 ml can of whole tomatoes
1 - 156 ml can of tomato paste
1 - 540 ml can dark red kidney beans
1 - 396 ml can black beans
1/4 cup hummus
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp paprika
1/4 cup hickory smoked barbecue sauce
4 medium mushrooms sliced (optional)

Brown ground beef, breaking it into small pieces.  Add onion and celery and saute for 7 minutes.  Add the red pepper, green peas and zucchini and saute for another five minutes.  Add the tomatoes and beans and tomato paste, stir well.  Add hummus and seasonings and barbecue sauce, stir until well blended.  Cover and cook for 25 to 30 minutes.  Add mushrooms if desired and cook for another 10 minutes. 

Top each bowlful with grated Old (sharp) Cheddar and serve with baking powder biscuits.

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