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I like<br>
chili beans<br>
tomatoes<br>
seasonings<br>
pumpkin seeds<br>
fresh corn<br><br><br>
i'm kinda bored with that. what do you all put in your chili?
 

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My fav combo is tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, kidney beans and canned pumpkin. The pumpkin can't be tasted but adds a huge amount of richness to the chili (not to mention fiber!).<br><br>
Sometimes I will add red and green bell peppers or lentils or both!
 

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I really like black beans, cubed sweet potato (or yam.... whichever one the orange one is.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) , tomatoes, peppers, onion and - taken from Vegan Planet - BBQ sauce. The BBQ sauce gives it rich smokiness. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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WOW, sweet potatoes? I can't imagine that. I guess I need to try it, huh. I've had regular potatoes in chili (Amy's brand) and that was really good, but sweet potatoes? Really?
 

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my favorite is with eggplant and zucchini. it is so good!<br><br>
saute garlic, onion and green pepper. then add about 2 chopped zucchini and 1 eggplant. add some water and let cook. after soft, add in chopped tomato and paste. add chili powder, cumin, and paprika. then add in beans of choice.
 

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I am lurking cuz I was a vegetarian for 12 years, and now have eaten meat for 13 years again (since I was preggers with my first babe).<br><br>
But this morning I made a decision to go back to vegetarianism for me AND my family.<br><br>
I freaking LOVE veggie chili!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">WOW, sweet potatoes? I can't imagine that. I guess I need to try it, huh. I've had regular potatoes in chili (Amy's brand) and that was really good, but sweet potatoes? Really?</div>
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I have had that! The s.p. taste deliscious against the chili powder. YUM!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I like<br>
chili beans<br>
tomatoes<br>
seasonings<br>
pumpkin seeds<br>
fresh corn<br><br><br>
i'm kinda bored with that. what do you all put in your chili?</div>
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pumpkin seeds...cool!<br><br>
(guess I am not so lurking as multi posting here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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black beans, lentils, corn, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, sweet potato, zuchinni, red bell pepper, tvp, chili powder, cumin & a little cinnamon...I make what I call 'kitchen sink chili'...anything & everything I can find <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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sometimes i put a couple TBS cocoa powder in my chili.. i don't know if it makes a huge difference, but i find it makes it taste heartier.
 

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Oh yeah, sweet potatoes and black beans are *SO* good in chili. the sweet and the spicy. Yum.<br><br>
Moosewood has a fabulous sweet potato black bean burrito recipe that I also like very much.
 

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I tried it with sweet potatoes. Maybe I used the wrong kind or cut them too small. They were organic jewel sweet potatoes. I think maybe I cut them too small. I couldn't really taste them. They kind of tasted like another type of bean. Don't get me wrong, the chili was GOOD, but I just couldn't taste much of a difference.
 

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I actually made a patch of chili just yesterday! I put red and green pepper, onion, garlic, kidney beans, and pinto beans in it. For seasoning, Mexican beer, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and a little oregano.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have had that! The s.p. taste deliscious against the chili powder. YUM!</div>
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I haven't ever put sweet potatoes in my chili but I have a recipe for black bean and sweet potato burritoes that are to die for. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I made it as I would never have thought to put the two together.<br><br>
I'll have to add sweet potatoes to my chili next time I make it!!<br><br>
Kylix
 

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I think I am going to be making chikli in my slow cooker tomorrow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I always add a little cocoa powder - and loads of garlic - to some black beans, tomatoes, and wahtever vegetables I have on hand.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I tried it with sweet potatoes. Maybe I used the wrong kind or cut them too small. They were organic jewel sweet potatoes. I think maybe I cut them too small. I couldn't really taste them. They kind of tasted like another type of bean. Don't get me wrong, the chili was GOOD, but I just couldn't taste much of a difference.</div>
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I do like them cut into big chunks, so maybe that does make a difference. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm a purist, so just beans, tomatoes, garlic, onion, seasonings and on a VERY rare occasion some carrots. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I made sweet potato and black bean chili last night. The basic recipe was from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook but I added extra green chiles, lime juice, and kidney beans. It was great.
 

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4 cups cooked beans<br>
2 cups cooked short grain brown rice<br>
1 diced onion<br>
1 diced anaheim chili pepper<br>
1 can tomato paste<br>
1 can diced tomatoes<br>
1 cup tomato juice<br>
3 tbsp chili powder<br>
3 tbsp cumin powder<br>
1 tsp cocoa powder<br>
1/4 tsp cinnamon<br>
1/4 tsp vanilla extract<br>
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, ground<br>
1/2 tsp (freshly) ground coriander<br>
1 bay leaf<br>
6 cloves of garlic, crushed<br>
1 shot good scotch<br>
1 bottle good beer<br>
1/4 cup brown sugar<br>
1 tsp sea salt<br>
2 tbsp olive oil<br><br>
Cilantro leaves and lime wedges as a garnish.
 

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I made my first batch of chilli the other day. I threw in about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon (to a HUGE crock pot of chilli) and it was like a "secret ingredient." Made a huge impact.<br><br>
(I am a meat eater though-but i would imagine it works for whatever kind of chilli you like.)
 

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I'm a boring chili gal. Though I will try the sweet potato- I bet ds would really like it. We do tomatoes, beans (whatever I have cooked), carrots, onion, green peppers, corn, chili powder, and some vegan worcestershire sauce.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Moosewood has a fabulous sweet potato black bean burrito recipe that I also like very much.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I haven't ever put sweet potatoes in my chili but I have a recipe for black bean and sweet potato burritoes that are to die for. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I made it as I would never have thought to put the two together.</div>
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I copied that Moosewood recipe from a friend's book a while back, and haven't gotten around to making it. Now I HAVE to make it soon!
 
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