Thursday, July 17, 2008

No Meat Chili

This is my mom's recipe for chili, which is my favorite chili recipe ever. I actually don't like chili with lots of meat, only lots and lots of veggies! So this has a lot of beans for protein instead of meat. This can also be made in a crock-pot. Yummy, healthy, comfort-food.

1 15oz. can red kidney beans
1 15oz. can Great Northern beans
1 14oz. can diced tomatoes
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
3/4 cup green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2 cloves of garlic, minced (or equivalent of garlic powder)
Drain and rinse beans. Do not drain tomatoes. Saute onion and garlic in a bit of butter for five minutes. Put all ingredients into large pot*. Simmer over medium/low heat until green peppers are soft, approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The longer you let this simmer, the tastier it becomes.

*This picture is chili made in a crock-pot instead of over the stove. We just put it on low all day, and it turned out delicious!!

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