1 ts Olive Oil
1 Large Onion, chopped
2 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
2 Medium Carrots, sliced
1 c Celery, sliced diagonally
1 Medium Zucchini, quartered
1 Red or Green Pepper
2 Jalapeno Peppers
1 cn 28 oz, Tomatoes, chopped
1 cn 19 oz, Kidney Beans
1 tb Chili Powder
1 ts Ground Cumin
1 ts Dried Oregano
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 pn Granulated Sugar
In a large 3 quart casserole dish, combine the oil, onion, garlic,
carrots and celery. Microwave covered at High for 7 to 8 minutes or
until vegetable are almost tender.
Add zucchini, peppers, canned tomatoes including liquid, kidney beans
including, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Microwave covered at High
for 16 to 18 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Let stand, covered
for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper and pinch of sugar.
Ladle chili into warm soup bowls; sprinkle with shredded cheddar or
mozzarella and serve.