Chilli con Cashew

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 – 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 – 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 hot chili pepper
  • 1 – 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups kidney beans, soaked and cooked
  • 2 cups chickpeas, soaked and cooked
  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes, with their liquid
  • 1 tsp chili powder, or to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or less
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese, Swiss or Cheddar
  • 1/2 to 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • Cornbread

Method:

  • Saute garlic, carrots, onions, and green peppers in oil. 
  • Add cashews, kidney beans, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, bay leaf, salt, pepper, raisins. 
  • Simmer for at least 2 hours, until thick and sticky, in covered pot or slow-cooker. 
  • Serve topped with Swiss or Cheddar cheese, sesame seed and cornbread
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