Recipe by Sasha

ingredients

Directions

Chop the first group of (six) ingredients and brown them over some olive oil in a pan (until onions are translucent, etc. etc.). Combine with the second group of (six) ingredients in a slow cooker. Season with the third group of (six) ingredients. Cook on high for 5hrs or more, stir periodically so sides don’t burn. Mix in as much cilantro as you like right before serving. Top with sour cream, sharp cheese, and a lime - you know the drill.

Adding Shitake mushrooms came from the Test Kitchen Vegetarian Chili recipe which has some other cool ideas for properly brining the beans, using real dried chilis, and adding bulgur for texture. I would love to try these at some point or hear how it goes for you guys if you make those additions.