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Posted October 22, 2008 | comments Leave a comment

Black Bean and Kielbasa Chili

2 T. olive oil
1 ½ lbs. turkey or beef Kielbasa, quartered and cut into ½ inch pieces
2 c. chopped onions
1 red & 1 green pepper, coarsely chopped
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
4 (15 oz.) cans black beans, drained
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes in juice
3 T. chili powder
2 T. sugar
2 T. red wine vinegar
3 small bay leaves
1 T. oregano
2 tsp. ground cumin
Topping or garish could be dollop of sour cream with chopped green onions

Heat olive oil in heavy pot over medium heat. Add Kielbasa, sauté until beginning to brown, about 12 minutes. Transfer to bowl, if necessary add more oil and add peppers and garlic. Saute until beginning to brown about 10 minutes. Add beans, broth, tomatoes, chili powder, sugar, vinegar, bay leaves, oregano, and cumin. Bring to a boil, reduce to low and cover and simmer until chili starts to thicken. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and top with sour cream and chopped green peppers.

Karen Adams
Fort Valley

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