Monday, November 12, 2007

Prosper Chili

1 cup dry kidney beans
2 cups dry pinto beans
1 cup dry black beans
2 cans diced tomatoes
chili powder
1 lb lean ground beef (ground turkey also works great)
1 small onion, chopped
1 can diced green chilies
garlic salt

cheddar cheese
tortilla chips

Rinse and drain beans thoroughly. Soak beans overnight in a pot with 3 times as much water as there are beans. Drain and rinse beans again. Return beans to pot and add water until it fills 1 inch above the beans. Boil beans for about 45 minutes, or until tender.

In the meantime, brown meat in a separate skillet. Sprinkle meat generously with chili powder (about 5 tables spoons). Meat should be caked with chili powder. Add meat to the tender beans. Add remainder of ingredients. Make sure the beans are tender before you throw everything else in ... the acid in the tomatoes will prevent the beans from cooking further and you don't want crunchy beans. Once everything is in the same pot, cook for another 30 minutes, tasting along the way; adding more salt/chili powder/pepper as needed. Serve with chips and cheese!!

2 comments:

Rachel Crofts said...

You are the recipe queen- Gary is one lucky man!

Can I hire you as my personal chef please?

Janette said...

YES! I need another part time gig, lol.

I'm really not, though ... I just post whatever I make. The rest of y'all are lazy. hahaha.