Friday, January 30, 2009

Easiest Chili

I know, I know, everyone knows how to make chili. This is what I did tonight, and it was so tasty and easy that I thought I'd share.

1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes with jalapenos
1 can pinto beans
4 T chili powder (I used 2 T regular chili powder and 2 T pure ground mild chilis)
2 T soy sauce (add only 1 if you want less salt)
3 whole cloves (I know, here I go again with the cloves, but this is how we ate chili growing up, courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens old red and white cookbook (only their recipe had you know what))

Saute onion until soft (sprinkle with salt). Add green pepper and saute until soft (sprinkle with salt). You know Lydia Bastianich says to sprinkle each layer with salt as you add it, don't you? Add everything else and simmer a while until it tastes good! Top with chopped raw onion and that yummy Tofutti sour cream.

We ate it up before I thought to take a picture (even the Carnivore ate it, so you know it had to be good).