Mushroom Super Bowl Chili

  1. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  2. 1 cup chopped onion
  3. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  4. 2 tablespoons chili powder
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  6. 7 1/2 cups sliced fresh white mushrooms
  7. 2 1/2 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  8. 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  9. 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  10. 1/2 cup water
  11. 1 (19-ounce) can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  1. In a large saucepan heat oil; add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in chili powder and cumin; cook about 30 seconds.
  3. Add white mushrooms; cook stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add stewed tomatoes, beans, olives and water. Simmer about 10 minutes uncovered to blend flavors.
  5. Serve with tortillas; garnish with shredded lettuce, diced fresh tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese if desired.
  6. Makes 4 servings
  7. Recipe by the Mushroom Council

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases