March: Easy Chilli

Cooking is good for the mind, heart and soul.  Especially when shared with others.

My main mission for 2015 is a simple one:  Getting and Staying Happy.  In order to achieve this lofty goal I applied a START-STOP-CONTINUE approach.  And so I’ve decided to START cooking more – using recipes I’ve never tried before and sharing my culinary mis/adventures on the blog once a month.

I’ve even created a sub-menu on my homepage under REVIEWS on the homepage for you – my readers –  to find them easily…and hopefully try a few yourself. 🙂

March’s recipe:  Easy Chilli

I’m all about one-pot cooking, if I can help it.  What’s great about chilli is that you can make a batch and freeze it in the proper portions for those nights when you get home late aren’t in the mood to cook.  Plus, a big pot of chilli is perfect for sharing with a bunch of friends on a cold March night in with games and Netflix! Just sayin’…

Ingredients (approx. 4-6 bowls worth):

  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1⁄2 large chopped onion
  • 2 peppers (red & green for colour)
  • 1+ gloves of garlic, chopped (or garlic powder works too, as much as desired)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon  chili powder (more if you like it spicy)
  • 3 tablespoons of Tex-Mex seasoning
  • 1⁄4teaspoon  salt
  • 1⁄4teaspoon  pepper
  • 1 can of mixed beans, rinsed and drained or 1 can black beans, if preferred to keep it fiber-full
The Ingredients
STEP 1: Cook beef, onion and garlic in 3 qt saucepan until beef is brown.
STEP 2: Add diced tomatoes + water (the empty can’s worth). Let simmer on medium heat.
STEP 3: Open & rinse can of beans.
STEP 4: Chop up peppers into large chunks.  Add to pot.
STEP 5: Add all your seasonings and stir well into the pot.
STEP 6: Add beans to the pot.  Stir and allow to simmer on low-medium heat for 45-mins.
STEP 7:     Eat!!!    Delicious with multigrain toast or crush a handful of tortilla chips over top. Feel free to add cheese too, if you like. Mmmmmmm!

What do you think of this recipe?  Do you think you’d give it a try yourself?  How would you improve or change it for the better?  Tell me your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Author: PetitePlusMeow

Social Media Enthusiast. Learning Designer. Curvy Fashionista. I'm a 30-something Canadian born Bengali (parents are from Kolkata, India...for those of you who need to know that type of thing). I've been chubby-curvy-plus-sized my entire life. Standing at a height of 5'2 and with a darker complexion, it has always been a challenge finding outfits or "looks" that really suit me. Living in the fashionable city of Toronto since birth, with a solid career has finally allowed me to embrace my love of pretty fashions in clothing, shoes and everything in between.

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