Saturday, July 5, 2008

vegetarian chili 2

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?


The Cooking Lady said...

If you are going to soak your beans and that is a great thing to do, you have to add about 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda to it to take any effect.

check out my Homemade Hummus and you will see. But don't give up, it does do the trick, and remember...rinse, rinse, rinse. Did I mention to rinse the beans off really good!

kelly gibson said...

thanks, that's great to know! i usually used canned beans so i guess we'll have to stick to beano unless dried beans are being used...