Saute first five ingredients in oil until limp.
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3 med. onions, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
- 2 lbs. tofu chunks
- 2 T. each ground red chilis, cumin, oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- salt to taste
- 2 c. water
- 2 28 oz. cans tomatos
- 6 oz. can tomato paste
- 2 cans. kidney beans
Add tofu and saute until browned.
Mix the spices together in a bowl and sprinkle into the pot.
Add water, tomatoes and tomato paste.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
If desired, at this point, add the kidney beans.
Taste and correct seasoning.
The addition of 1 tsp. to 1 T. of cayenne pepper can make this gradually
As the recipe reads, it's fairly tame.
NOTE: The ground chilis are NOT chili powder.
Most chili powder is made up of a combination of chilis, oregano,
cumin, salt and garlic.
If chili powder is all you can find, then you will have to readjust
the cumin and oregano amounts.