Friday, May 6, 2011

In The Kitchen-Almost Vegetarian Chili

Stater Bros has both diced tomatoes and canned beans on sale this week for $0.75 each and my mind went straight to CHILI! So here's my ALMOST vegetarian chili. It's heavy on the tomatoes/beans and light on the ground beef. I can't get away with vegetarian chili, so this is the best I can do.

3-4 cans of beans, drained (most common type is kidney, but today I put in kidney, black and pinto)
2-3 cans diced tomatoes
2 small or 1 large can tomato sauce
1/2 lb. ground beef
2 Tbsp. Chili powder
1/2 tsp. red pepper/cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder (optional)

Crock pot version:

1. Brown the ground beef on the stove top. For me, it took less than 5 minutes, but your stove may vary.

2. Dump everything into your crock pot and stir it together.

3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5.

Stove top version:

1. Brown the ground beef.

2. Dump everything into a large pot and stir together.

3. Cook on medium to medium high heat until boiling.

4. Once boiling, turn the heat to low and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

If you are looking for toppings, cheese is on sale at Stater Bros as well!


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