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Vegetable Black Bean Chili

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Ingredients
  Dried black turtle beans 1⁄2 Pound
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), unpeeled
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (plus 2 teaspoons)
  Onion 2 Cup (32 tbs), diced
  Chili powder 1 Tablespoon
  Dried pasilla chile/Another hot pepper 1 Large (optional)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh black pepper To Taste (few grinds)
  Fresh lime juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Winter squash/Buttercup /butternut /acorn 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Fennel bulb 1 , trimmed and diced
  Parsnip 1 , peeled and diced
  Low fat yogurt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Scallion greens 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), snipped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Start by preheating the oven to 400° F

MAKING
2. In a large pot, put the black beans and also add water to cover by 2 to 3 inches, take the pot and refrigerate it for 8 hours or overnight
3. Remove the pot from the refrigerator, drain the beans in a colander, discard the water used for soaking, and also rinse the beans well under running water,
4. In an ovenproof dish, coat the garlic cloves with 2 teaspoons of oil
5. Now set the dish on the lower rack of the oven
6. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the garlic skin is browned and the inside flesh is tender, once the garlic cloves are baked completely, then remove the garlic skin from the oven and allow it to cool to room temperature
7. Take the garlic and peel to show the tender inner vegetable
8. In a large pot, pour the 1/4 cup of olive oil, add the onion, and saute over high heat for 3 minutes, also add the chili powder and cook for 1 minute, continue by adding the drained beans and pasilla or hot chile pepper
9. In the pot, pour cold water until the water level is 1 inch above the beans, add half the salt and season to taste with black pepper
10. Cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the beans are tender, later remove the pasilla or hot pepper
11. Now finally stir in the minced roasted garlic and the lime juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste
12. In the same pot, now add the squash, fennel, and parsnip and cook for about 7 minutes, or until the vegetables turn tender
13. Ladle the chili into 4 warm bowls

SERVING
14. Top with yogurt and scallion greens and serve immediately with grilled sandwich, or salads

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Bean
Preparation Time: 
520 Minutes
Cook Time: 
160 Minutes
Ready In: 
680 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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