Thursday, June 18, 2009

Chili



I love this recipe. I think we eat it weekly. It's cheap, nutritious, easy and most importantly, DELISH!!! I actually found this as a WW Core recipe a while ago. I tweak it to death, so I'll start out with the straight up recipe for those of you that roll like that, then I'll share what I usually do :)

Chili

4t olive oil
2 chopped onions
2 chopped peppers
3-4 cloves minced garlic
3/4lbs ground meat
1T chili powder
2t cumin
1t oregano
1/2t coriander
15oz diced tomatoes
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
1/2t salt
pinch pepper

heat oil
saute veggies, and garlic ~15m
add meat ~5-7m
stir in spices
add tomatoes, beans, salt and pepper
reduce heat
simmer ~20m

so easy, no?

first of all, this makes a LOT. so i usually scale it down. however it only gets better a day or more old, as chili usually does.
i do not make mine with meat anymore. Keith and I are trying to eat vegetarian a few days a week-healthier and cheaper :) Win win! and it challenges me to be creative too, in terms of taste and nutrition both!

When I make it, I use 2 onions (the whole onion whore thing, remember?) and 1 pepper.
I don't measure the OO. I just drizzle it in the pan.
I cook the spices with the veggies, it makes them tastier IMO. I also don't use 2 cans of beans, just one can of organic "chili beans", as seen above. No measuring of the spices either, heh. I just shake away. I also add a dash of cayenne b/c I'm a freakbag like that :P I still add a whole 15oz can of tomatoes-good for you!

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