3 tablespoons Olive oil
1 Red onion, diced
4 Cloves garlic, minced (4 to 5)
1 cup Cubed celery
1 cup Diced carrots
1 cup Chopped red pepper, cut into cubes
1 can Italian plum tomatoes, (28 ounce) with their juices
1 can Tomato paste, (6 ounce)
2 cans Red kidney beans, (15 ounce)
2 tablespoons Chili powder
2 tablespoons Cumin
4 teaspoons Chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh oregano
In a skillet heat olive oil. Add red onion, garlic, celery, carrots and red pepper. Saute the vegetables until they are softened.
Add the tomatoes with their juices. Fill tomato can twice with water and add to skillet along with tomato paste and kidney beans. Stir to combine.
Add chili powder, cumin, cayenne, basil and oregano; season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for 25 minutes until flavors are blended.
Serve with grated cheese, chopped onion, and/or sour cream.