Wednesday, February 2, 2011

thai chili


Yum yum yum! This is an interesting twist on plain ol' veggie chili. The red curry paste & coconut milk give this dish such a fresh flavor and the bulger is a great substitute for ground meat, satisfying even the biggest  carnivore. Perfect comfort food dish you don't have to feel guilty about having seconds of!


thai chili
1 1/2 tsp red curry paste
1 tsp ground cumin
4 cups vegetable broth (low sodium)
1/2 cup bulgar wheat
2 cups sweet potato
1 green pepper, chopped
3 cups black beans
1/2 cup organic light coconut milk
2 cups jarred tomato puree/passata
2 scallions, chopped
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

In a 4 qt pot, add curry paste, cumin and a bit of broth. Mash mixture and stir until paste is no longer in lumps. Add remaining broth, bulgur, potato and bell pepper. Set over high heat and bring mixture to a boil. Cover tightly, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.

Add beans, coconut milk and tomato puree to pot and stir. Cook, uncovered, for 7 minutes, until bulgur is tender and chili is thick. Stir in scallions and black pepper and serve.

Recipe adapted from the January 2011 issue of Clean Eating Magazine

3 comments:

kristen said...

Ok, so I'm a bit of a nerd. Where do I buy: bulgar wheat, red curry paste, and jarred tomato puree/passata? The chili sounds delicious!

EmAManda said...

Hi Kristen,
I get my bulgar wheat at Whole Foods, as well as the red curry paste. "Passata is a sauce made of tomatoes, basil, water, preservative. You can substitute tomato puree or tomato sauce or canned tomatoes." I went on line, googleed and looked at the bottle of Passata. One probably can get it at an Italian Specialty Store but personally, I would probably cut up some roma tomatos and a few basil leaves when I make this.
It does sound delicious, doesn't it. :-)

sarah said...

Yep - bulgar wheat can be found at a Whole Foods type place. Red curry paste & passata at your local grocery store I'm sure. We had never heard of passata before this recipe, but found it at Heinens (our local grocery).