August 17, 2012

Chili Night!


e weather is making it seem like summer's over! It's dramatically cooled down, so much so that I can wear a sweater or hoodie out and not over heat. Now, I'm not complaining as autumn is my favourite season, it's just funny how abruptly it's changed over the past week. 

That being said, what better time to make a nice large pot of beef chili with loads of vegetables and beans! I was out of chili powder, and not wanting to go out to buy it, Mr. Google had some excellent recipes on how to make your own. It's really nothing special- paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne powder. I used chipotle instead for an extra bit of smokiness and it worked out just great. I didn't really follow a recipe and used what vegetables I had. Opened up two cans of beans, kidney and chickpea and mixed my ground beef with half TVP (texturized vegetable protein) for an extra boost of protein without the extra fat. You couldn't even tell that it was a 50/50 mix! Not only does it stretch the meat out without compromising flavour, texture or nutrition, it also stretches out your money. :)

We ate this with homemade bread rolls and a side of salad. There's still a lot of left overs!

4 comments:

  1. That looks really good! I have no idea what the weather is doing here, while I was on vacation it was super hot, and now that I am back it is cool and I'm thinking it's time to make a pot of soup!

    Chili sounds good too though!

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  2. @lyndszy Thanks! I love chili, so I have no idea why I don't make it more often. It's like a once or twice annual thing! Love that it's healthy too :D


    A hot bowl of soup sounds delish! It's starting to become that kind of season again and I'm super excited. Mmm cozying with sweaters and soups and cookies!

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  3. Oh mannnnn, this looks so good. I haven't had chili in so long. I seriously need to come over for dinner one of these days...

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  4. @Denise So true, busy bee! Fit me in your schedule one day, will ya? :)

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