okay, this is really just the bean soup i mentioned a few days ago, with a few minor changes.
1/2 red onion, finely chopped (because that's what we had on hand)
garlic to taste
1 lg. can CRUSHED tomatoes (so much better than diced!)
1 15 oz. can fat free refried beans
1 " can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 " can pinto beans
1 can water
1 bottle beer (i used yuengling black & tan)
1 packet mccormick chili seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
saute onion & garlic in a bit of EVOO until onion is translucent. add remaning ingredients. bring to a boil, then simmer on low for at least an hour.
i can't wait to eat this with ff hot dogs or tortilla chips!!
oh, and P.S., the baking-soda-at-gas-neutralizer did NOT work. or maybe i just didn't use enough?