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Monmouth Co-op: Happy Newest of New Years!

It's January, you know what that means ... Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Time to warm up ‘them bones’ with some warm, cozy, DELICIOUS crock pot eats!


Something that we love to make in the crock pot that utilizes many of the vegetables that cross our path here at Monmouth County Organic Co Op is VEGETARIAN CHILI






The main stars of the show:

  •  onions - white, red, or both

  • bell peppers (any combination of colors)

  • as many types of mushrooms as you can muster

  • zucchini

  • broccoli

  • carrot

  • celery

  • sweet potatoes

  • white potatoes


**A personal favorite: Jerusalem Artichokes a.k.a. sun chokes. *Slow cooking helps break down the inulin and thus making the sun chokes more digestible


  • kidney beans

  • black beans

  • pinto beans


**Canned beans are best for this recipe. Dried beans are not recommended to be placed directly into the slow cooker without par boiling, as they contain high levels of phytohaemagglutinin, a lectin that can make you sick.


Can of fire roasted diced tomatoes- or Ro Tel brand diced tomatoes & green chilies


The spicy sidekicks:


  • cayenne pepper

  • ground cumin

  • garlic powder

  • chili powder

  • smoked paprika

  • salt and pepper 



The optional extras:


  • sour cream or Greek yogurt to top

  • tortilla chips for scooping

  • avocado for top

  • chopped fresh tomato for top

  • diced scallions for top

  • cilantro for garnish


The final bow:


  • fresh lime juice

  • hot sauce of choice




  • In a slow cooker, first add canned tomatoes and their liquid to the base

  • Combine any combination of the main stars of the show and the spicy sidekicks- a little of this, a little of that

  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours - a.k.a. Dump n Go

  • Add optional extras per bowl, to each person's liking

  • finish it off with lime juice and hot sauce


Looking for more ways to have access to organic produce all year long? Check us out!

Text 732.500.4949 for more information. We run ALL YEAR!


Don't forget to ask to join our Facebook Group for more fun times with food.

'Organic Fruit and Veggie Co-Op Monmouth County NJ'




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