Here it is. My first food post. You aren’t a dietitian until you have taken a picture of something you have eaten. And as my family will agree, I have been known to take a few photos of my food back in my day 🙂
Halloween is one of those holidays where it is just a good day to have chili. One of my best friends Jeanine and I share the tradition of eating chili on Halloween. In high school, her mom would make chili and noodles and we would eat it. So, I decided that I would make a different version of chili. I decided to make a VEGETARIAN chili. Instead of following one recipe, I combined ingredients from several recipes but I mainly just chose stuff that I liked. It is a hod-podge of ingredients.
Let’s see how this turned out…
Danae’s “Make-it-up-as-you-go” Vegetarian Chili
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (15.5 oz) of corn, drained (I tried to find fire-roasted corn, but I could not, so I just have regular corn)
- 1 can (15 oz) each of dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can (15.5 oz) Light kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can (15.8 oz) great northern beans, drained and rinsed*
- 2 (8 oz each) cans tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
*Feel free to use whatever beans you want, like black beans, pinto beans…I just like these bean types.
- Get out a big, deep pot. You could also use a crock pot.
- Open up all the cans of all the ingredients. Also, get a strainer.
- Drain and rinse the beans. Dump into pot.
- Drain corn. Dump into pot.
- Dump both cans of tomatoes into pot.
- Stir together, then dump in both cans of tomato sauce (if your chili looks watery, only use one can of sauce).
- Add in chili powder. Stir together.
- Let simmer on stove until heated through.
I also skipped the noodles and did cornbread. Cornbread is the Louisiana way to go.
Idiot Proof Cornbread
- Buy a box of Jiffy cornbread mix.
- Prepare as directed on box.
Put them both together and you got a great cozy meal. Top the chili off with your other favorite toppings, like chives, sour cream, shredded cheese, oyster crackers etc. I topped mine with cheese and some basil.
This dish actually turned out surprisingly well for just throwing stuff in a pot. I mixed some cheese in with my cornbread mix when I baked it, making it cheese! SOO GOOD! And one suggestion: if you like your chili thicker, use one less can of tomato sauce. I usually like it thicker, but I actually liked the consistency of this.
Make this sometime!!
What are you doing for Halloween?? I was Honey Boo Boo for Halloween. What are you dressing up as? Comment Below!
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