Sunday, October 30, 2016
It's Chilly - Time for Chili!
I was chatting with my friend Katrina over the Internet yesterday and mentioned that I was making chili for dinner. She suggested that I share the recipe with my blog followers, or at least with her. So here's our favorite chili recipe. I usually have all the ingredients in the pantry except the peppers.
Bean Chili with Peppers and Corn
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 Tbsp. olive / vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 red or yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded & chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded & chopped 2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tsp. ground cumin 2 C. frozen corn kernels
1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 oz. can) 1 C. water
12 oz. spicy vegetable juice (I use Spicy Hot V8)
1 15-oz. can black beans, drained & rinsed 1 15-oz. can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 15-oz. can pinto beans, drained & rinsed 2 Tsp. white vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste
Saute onion in oil in large pot for 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Add peppers, saute for 5 minutes. Add chili powder & cumin and saute 1 minute. Stir in corn, tomatoes, water, juice, and beans. Simmer for 30 minutes (it gets better the longer you simmer it). Add vinegar, salt, and pepper before serving.