Thursday, December 11, 2008
Chili...
Chili is one of those recipes that everyone has a version or two that they go to when they need that big bowl of all-in-one goodness during the colder months. I have played around with many variations and really non of them have been bad. Really, the secret to great chili is all in the quantities of the ingredients. I never found the perfect match...then came this version. It all started with my father-in-laws recipe that he found in a magazine. The crazy thing about the original recipe is that it involves a lot of chopping. I streamlined it not too long ago and then went one step further this last time. It takes 20 minutes or less to throw all of this together and you are done. As with all chili recipes, this is better the next day, but delicious right away too!

Oh, and yes, the illustrator and the kids love this meat free version!
My Favorite Chili
(based on Easy Ed's recipe)

3 cups frozen pepper and onion mix (if these are larger pieces, grind in a food processor to desired size)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
12 oz. soy crumbles
15 oz. can tomato sauce
14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
5 cups cooked pinto beans (the secret special ingredient)
1/2 cup water
3 TBSP chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper
1 TBSP vinegar

Cook the peppers and onions until translucent. Add the garlic and sautee for a minute. Add a little water to the pan if you need moisture to keep the vegetables from burning or sticking. When vegetables are cooked, put everything in the pot except the vinegar. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add the vinegar in the end.

1 cup = 180 calories

Variation
(this is my other version)
1/2 cup roasted red peppers (diced)
2 cups diced onion
1 lb. soy crumbles
15 oz. can tomato sauce
14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies
2 15 oz. cans black beans
2 cups cooked pinto beans (the measurement is weird because I normally use home cooked)
1/2 cup water
3 TBSP chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper
1 TBSP vinegar

Same directions as above. Another option is to throw it all in the crockpot!

1 cup = 177 calories

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