Thursday, January 24, 2013

Left Over Chili

I recently noticed that I had a lot of left over beans in the refrigerator that needed to be consumed. What better way to use them than a nice chili, particularly on these bitter cold days. 

Any beans will work, I like a combination of several, here I used red, white and left over refried black beans. 

Left Over Bean Chili

oil or butter
onion, green, white and/ or red, diced
carrot, diced
bell pepper, diced
2 -3 cloves garlic, diced
1 Tbs cumin
1 Tbs chili powder
1 Tbs oregano, Mexican if available
1 tsp cayenne 

can tomato

beans, red, black, pinto or other cooked beans

In a large pot (cast iron) warm butter or oil and add onion and carrot. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium until softened for about 5 minutes.


Add the pepper and garlic and cook another few minutes.


Add spices and stir to combine.


Add beans and tomatoes. Cook over medium seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Add water to thin and keep from getting too thick.


To serve, top with hot sauce, cheese, guacamole and rice. 


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