Ordering Food You Can Be Proud Of
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As a restaurant owner, it can be easy to get busy with employees and marketing, and forget about keeping the quality of your food high. Unfortunately, if you order from the wrong food vendor, you might not end up with dishes that you can be proud of. When I opened my first place, I chose my first vendor based completely on price, which was a mistake. Instead of turning out fresh, delicious food everyday, I found myself struggling to hang onto customers. I want you to avoid making the same mistakes I did, which is why I want to teach you about the importance of food vendors.

Ordering Food You Can Be Proud Of

Two Filling Vegetarian Chili Recipes

Eleanor Peterson

Traditional chili recipes call for plenty of beef, and sometimes also pork. So if you're a vegetarian, you might assume chili is off the menu for you. But that does not have to be the case! You can actually make a delicious vegetarian chili that's filling and comforting. In fact, you will find two different vegetarian chili recipes below.

Three Bean Chili

This recipe calls for three different kinds of beans, which means it is very high in protein and a filling choice for vegetarians. It's pretty hot, but you can cut back on the peppers if you want yours milder. You'll need:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 serrano chili pepper
  • 1 rib of celery
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans
  • 1 15-ounce can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 15-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato soup
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Drain the beans, and set them aside.

Mince the onions and peppers. Saute them gently in the olive oil. Place them in a crockpot, and add all of the remaining ingredients. Stir well. Turn your crockpot on high, and cook for 4 hours. Stir the chili, and turn the crockpot down to low. Cook for an additional 2 hours before serving.

Sweet Barbecue Chili

This chili is a little less traditional. It's sweeter and almost barbecue-like, thanks to the inclusion of molasses. You'll need:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 15-ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can butter beans
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock

Drain the beans, and set them aside. 

Chop the onion and peppers, and saute them in the olive oil until tender. Place them in a crockpot, and add the remaining ingredients, except for the vegetable stock. Cook on high for 4 hours, and then stir the chili. If it seems too thick, add some or all of the vegetable stock. Cook on low for another 2 hours, and then serve.

Both of these vegetarian recipes are easy to make and delicious. Enjoy!