Sunday, September 25, 2011


I always thought that chili wasn’t a “kid” food. But, once I took out the spice and replaced it with smoke, I stumbled upon something that both kids and adults truly enjoy. Chili is a great healthy meal, and it is one of those foods that you can throw all kinds of things into – here, I have added the unlikely sweet potato (it is very complementary), edamame and corn. You can throw in whatever else you might have in the freezer; just make sure that it is a hearty vegetable (no peas – they will just turn to mush after a few hours in the crockpot). Most of the ingredients are staples that you would find in your pantry. This is a nice thing to throw together at the beginning of a busy day, and it is all ready when you get home.

2 cans beans (I like to use a variety – pinto, kidney, black and/or black-eyed peas)
1 ½ cup frozen edamame
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 small can green chilies (mild)
2 Tbs. tomato paste
1 sweet potato, cut into small cubes
1 onion, chopped
1 cup frozen corn
½ pkg. Quorn meat crumbles
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. cumin

Add everything to a crockpot (do not drain the beans or tomatoes). Stir and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high for 4-6 hours. How easy was that?!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back! Missed you!

    Chili was always one of my kids' favorites. They'd even eat it with spices! Just no 'shrooms...