1cupmixed beansyour choice: dark red kidney, white, black or pinto; drained and rinsed
few grainschili powderchipotle
few grainspepperfreshly ground
Tabasco saucefew grains (optional)
Lightly spray non-stick medium saucepan with vegetable spray. Heat saucepan. Cook onion, jalapeno pepper, celery and garlic for about 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add spices; cook stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, potatoes, corn and vegetable stock; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and chowder has thickened. Season with pepper and chipotle chili if desired.
For added zing, add 1-2 mL (½ tsp.) Tabasco sauce.