Friday, January 8, 2010

What to make...

...when you have been away for several weeks and didn't go to the grocery store: Chili. Its easy, uses many things that are shelf stable (i.e. canned beans and spices) and tastes better with age.

Simple Chili
1 lage can tomatoes
several cans mixed beans (I used pinto, chick peas and red beans)
1 Tbs chili powder (more or less to taste)
1/2 Tbs cumin
1 Tbs garlic powder
1 Tbs oregano
1 tsp cayenne (more or less to taste)
salt and pepper
about 1/2 a beer

Start by warming the tomatoes in a large pot.

Once boiling, add the spices and cook for several minutes. Add more to taste.

Add in the beans with their liquid.

Let cook for at least an hour over low heat, stirring periodically. Add some water if the chili is drying out.
Serve topped with cheese.

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