I love chili. It's my favorite cold weather dish. And it's a great way to get full and load up on extra vegetables. It's easy to make and packed with flavor.
Last week I made what I call confetti chili. (I am pretty sure there is already a dish out there with the same name... but whatevs.)
One thing about this recipe I love is that it's totally customizable, but it's also great for busy nights. And it's real food.
What you'll need:
1/2 pound lean ground beef or turkey or chicken or venison
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
2 tbsp taco seasoning (or a package from the store- I use this because NO MSG!)
1 12 ounce bag Bird's Eye Southwest Blend mixed vegetables
2 medium onions, diced
1 can black beans
1 can whole kernel corn
1 small red pepper
1 small Poblano pepper with the seed removed
Cook garlic and onions over a low heat until they are translucent. Add in your meat and brown. Then add in your taco seasoning.
Then I add in my Southwest Blend. In a perfect world I would use all fresh ingredients, but I got this bag free with a coupon and for days when you're busy it's nice to have handy.
Add in your tomatoes and stir.
Cover and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Garnish with sour cream and cheese and serve.
What's your favorite cool weather dish?