Doug Kreinik's Winning Recipe

Side note: Within the needlearts industries, Doug Kreinik is more than Thread Man, fiber super hero. He is also famous for his love of food and his recommendations for good restaurants. Here at the thread factory, he's also known for treating us to delicious locally baked cookies!

For four years I have entered the Mid Ohio Valley's Great Bowl's of Chili Cook Off, representing my Rotary Club.  This year, I finally won 1st Place in the Vegetarian category. Here is my winning chili recipe.

Doug' s Winning Vegan Chili

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 2 medium red onion, chopped 
  • 2 large carrot, chopped 
  • 2 stalk celery, chopped 
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped 
  • 1 Hungarian pepper.  Seeded and Chopped
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped 
  • 1 finely chopped jalapeño discard seeds
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped 
  • 2 tablespoon dried oregano 
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin 
  • 5 tablespoon chipotle chili  powder or to taste (gives a bit of a smoky flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their liquid 
  • 7 cans dark red  kidney beans, drained 
  • 3 can black beans, drained
  • 2 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 bag of Lentils
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4 leaves Swiss chard chopped
  • 4 tbsp sugar
Sauté chopped garlic, onions, Swiss chard, peppers, celery and carrots 

Add all beans, tomatoes, spices

Simmer on medium for 1 hour

Place in crock pot on low   Note: You may need two large crock pots for this feeds a multitude of people. Add water if liquid is needed to make chili less dense. Add corn. Let cook for 12 hours. Add water if needed to give a more fluid effect.

Enjoy and Eat.

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