posted by csally 06-05-98 10:39 AM Spicy Vegetable-Cheese Chili Recipe By : Jo Anne Merrill 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups celery -- chopped 1 1/2 cups green bell peppers -- chopped 1 cup chopped onions 3 garlic cloves -- minced 28 ounces tomatoes 28 ounces kidney beans -- * see note 2 tablespoons green chiles -- chopped 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon parsley -- chopped 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons basil 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 1 bay leaf 1 beer 3/4 cup cashews 1 cup Swiss cheese -- ** see note 1. Heat oil in a large heavy pot. Add celery, green pepper, onion and garlic; cook covered until vegetables are tender. 2. Stir in undrained tomatoes, drained and rinsed beans, raisins, vinegar, chili powder, green chilies, parsley, salt, basil, oregano, cumin, allspice, pepper, Tabasco and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer covere for 1-1/2 hours. 3. Stir in beer and cashews. Return to boiling; simmer uncovered 30 minutes more, or until chili is desired consistency. Remove bay leaf. 4. Sprinkle cheese on each serving.
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