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Friday Recipe: Three-Bean Chili with Chive-Flecked Cornmeal Dumplings October 26, 2007

Filed under: food — terra @ 7:00 am

Three-Bean Chili with Chive-Flecked Cornmeal Dumplings

in a 4-6 qt slow cooker
6-8 hours on low for chili;
30-40 minutes on high for dumplings

olive oil
1 large sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves
3 TBSP tomato paste
1 TBSP chili powder
28 oz can crushed tomatoes (I use one 14 oz can, and 2 fresh tomatoes)
can black beans
can pinto beans
can kidney beans
1 1/2 cups water
salt & pepper (not really needed)

2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp minced fresh chives
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 fresh for thawed frozen corn
1/2 cup milk or soymilk
2 TBSP olive oil

1. Saute onion and pepper with chili powder in olive oil until soft. Stir in tomato paste. Put into slow cooker. Add beans, tomatoes, water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. (We had to cook it in 1/2 the time once, so we set it on High for 3-4 hours and it was fine)

2. To make the dumplings, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, chives, and salt in a medium-size bowl abot 45 minutes before serving time. Stir in the corn, milk, and oil until just combined. Do not overmix.

3. Turn the slow cooker to High and drop the batter by the spoonful onto the hot chili. (it looks weird, but it will work!) Cover and cook on High until the dumplings are cooked through, 30-40 minutes. Serve immediately.

For a nice variation, use cilantro instead of chives.

- Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker


5 Responses to “Friday Recipe: Three-Bean Chili with Chive-Flecked Cornmeal Dumplings”

  1. mom Says:

    Yummy! I can’t wait! I love my slow cooker. It works so hard for me.
    Thanks, I look forward to friday food recipes every week.


  2. This looks very tempting! I tried out the squash with pear recipe you posted recently and wow — it was delicious and so easy. Thanks for doing this. I too look forward to your recipes.

  3. Meat free and sounds very tasty – just what I need for Saturday’s dinner. Thanks!

    From another mom – not yours ;-)


  4. terra Says:

    I’m glad everyone enjoys the Friday Recipes.

    By not eating meat at least one day a week, you save 840 gallons of water and 7 lbs of grain that it would have taken to produce a single serving of meat.

  5. mom Says:

    Speaking of not eating meat. I don’t think I have had meat for about 2 weeks now. I could still live on your magic burritos! It is the best. When I have company over I put out all the dishes of cheese, black beans & corn, tomatoes, etc. Everyone loves it so much. They are so big too. Then I live them the rest of the week for lunch. Good job Terra.

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