Saturday, May 26, 2012

Easy Vegan (Or Meaty) Black Bean Chili

Another EASY (and easily vegan) meal for ya ladies.  I love our little recipe section.  
You can find more like this from this mom's website- HERE
Enjoy!
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Today was a lazy day.  Ok, ok!  I have a lot of those.  If you would like to make this chili without using canned beans and all that – please DO go for it.  Sometimes I like to do that, too.  But not today.  All I really wanted to do was set it and forget it.  SO, if you too want an easy meal on a cold, rainy day – I vote for chili every time!
Easy Peasey Black Bean Chili
One of my FAVES!
Ingredients:
3 cans black beans
1 can kidney beans, rinsed
1 can fire roasted tomatoes (I got them at Aldi’s)
3 small cans of tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 onion
1 celery stalk
3 cloves fresh garlic
2 lbs. lean ground meat of choice
Directions:
Put all the ingredients into a large pressure cooker.  There is plenty of liquid in the cans so no extra water necessary.  Cook on high until pressure increases, and decreased heat to simmering for 30-40 minutes.  Release pressure and remove lid.
Spice it up:  we always LOVE to put some Franks Red Hot in it, but my boyfriend mentioned this chili was good enough to eat without it!  One of these days I’ll make it from scratch.
Make it Vegan: Use ground meat substitute, garbanzo beans, or even some pasta to this and it could be excellent.  OR, add some more veggies.  Your choice – your imagination is the only thing keeping this from being made your way.
Mmmmmmm!  That was my second time eating chili today.  I LOVE IT!  So, what is your favorite cold, rainy day food?  Is there something you would like to have that you’d like to see posted?

1 comment:

Noira Celestia said...

Do you think this would work in a slow cooker? I've been wanting something like this for weeks.

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