Updated: 11/03/2013 2:50 PM
Created: 11/01/2013 12:53 PM WNYT.com
By: Amy Adamchick
Black Bean Vegetarian Chili from Viola's Cafe
Recipe for the chili:
1 large onion diced
2 assorted peppers diced
6 cloves of garlic minced
3 cans black beans
1 12 oz can tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1/4 cayenne pepper
Water to thin
Saute the onion, peppers, and garlic until soft.
Add all the spices.
Cook for 2 minutes.
Add the drained black beans, reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid.
Add the tomato sauce and water.
Cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
To roast the pumpkin:
Hollow out a medium size pumpkin
Coat the pumpkin with olive oil inside and out
Season the inside of the pumpkin with salt, pepper and a little cinnamon
Roast the pumpkin at 350 for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size
Fill the pumpkin with the Black Bean Chili
Scoop out the chili with a little bit of the roasted pumpkin
Garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream and avacado
Serve with Viola's Flat Bread.