CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Chili MinestroneMix up things a bit in this old favorite with vegetables, either frozen or fresh.
By: Herald Staff Report,
Mix up things a bit in this old favorite with vegetables, either frozen or fresh.
1 14½-ounce can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
1 16-ounce can ranchero beans
1 cup onions, chopped
3 cups frozen mixed vegetables (or fresh, if desired)
½ cup celery, chopped
2 cups low-sodium tomato juice
3 cups water
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons lime juice
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon Creole seasoning (or other seasoning mix)
¼ teaspoons red pepper flakes
Combine all the ingredients in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Cook on low for at least 6 hours.
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