Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vegetable Pizzazz

This is one of my favorite recipes to make in the summer because it includes a ton of fresh vegetables!  I got this recipe from my mom and it is very hearty and filling without even having any meat! It is really best if it can simmer or sit longer than 20 minutes, but I usually can't wait longer than that because it always smells so good!

Vegetable Pizzazz
From: My Mom

2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 cup chopped red onion
5 cloves garlic (crushed or minced)
2 Tbsp Chili powder
2 tsp cumin
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes (or 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes)
1 15oz can black beans (undrained)
1 cup water (or red wine)
1 cup chopped bell pepper (any color)
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 can corn kernels (if i have fresh I just cut it off the cob and saute it for a few minutes)
1 cup chopped mushrooms (optional)
1 cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
1/8 tsp cayenne
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a large pot heat oil, add onion, garlic, chili powder and cumin. Saute for 5 min.

2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  Then lower heat and simmer for at least 20 minutes.

3. Serve over rice, garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, or avocado

1 comment:

Sharon said...

YUM!! Can't wait to try this one.


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