Fresh apple, dried fruit and cashews add color, sweetness and crunch to a ready-in-45 vegetarian chili. For a twist on the traditional toppers (and to hint what's inside), garnish with apple slivers.




  • In a 4- or 5-quart Dutch oven, combine salsa, hominy, beans, chicken broth, apple, cranberries, cocoa powder, chili powder and bottled hot pepper sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

  • Just before serving, stir in cashews. If you like, garnish each serving with slivered or chopped apple and/or a lime wedge.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; 13 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1485 mg sodium. 67 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein;