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This hearty vegetarian chili is a full-flavored antidote for winter's chill. Serve with nonfat plain yogurt and baked corn chips.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1999

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Soak beans in cold water in a large pot for at least 8 hours or overnight. (Alternatively, cook beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Cover and set aside for 1 hour.) Drain and rinse beans.

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  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions, carrots and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, cumin and oregano; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Add water, bay leaf and beans; bring to a simmer. Skim foam from surface. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/4 hours.

  • Meanwhile, lightly toast chiles in a heavy dry skillet over medium-low heat. Transfer to a plate and let cool; tear into several pieces.

  • Bring broth to a simmer in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add chiles; cover and let soften, turning several times, for 30 minutes. Transfer chiles and broth to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

  • When the beans have simmered for 1 1/4 hours, add chile puree, tomatoes, barley and salt. Simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until beans and barley are tender and chili has thickened, about 45 minutes more.

  • Remove bay leaf. Season chili with vinegar, sugar, pepper and salt. Serve with Avocado Salsa, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 13.7g; carbohydrates 52g; dietary fiber 16.3g; sugars 4.5g; fat 3.7g; saturated fat 0.4g; vitamin a iu 4551.6IU; vitamin c 11.7mg; folate 221.9mcg; calcium 107.1mg; iron 4.3mg; magnesium 90.4mg; potassium 969.8mg; sodium 463.3mg; thiamin 0.6mg.

2 1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat

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