Monday, January 2, 2012

mmmmm, mondays: kellie's red and black bean chili

if you read last weeks post, you know that we went non-traditional this year with our family christmas dinner. along with baked potato soup and greek lemon chicken soup we made this amazing chili. the three together were a triple threat and made for some very happy and full bellies on christmas day. enjoy!

kellie's red and black bean chili

ingredients:
• 1 lb. ground hamburger meat
• 6 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 large yellow onion, chopped
• 1 large anaheim pepper, chopped (green, mild, about 4-6 inches
   long…do not substitute with bell pepper!!) 
• 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
• 1 cup water
• 2 cans (15 oz each) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
• 2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 tsp ground cumin
• ¼ tsp ground allspice
• ¼ tsp ground coriander
• 1 tbs red wine vinegar or cider vinegar

directions:
• brown the beef in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, 
   until the meat is brown and crumbly. drain off the fat. 
• add the garlic and onion, and cook until the onion is 
   translucent, about 5 minutes. 
• transfer the beef mixture to a crock pot. add the pepper, tomatoes,
   water, red and black beans (rinsed and drained!!), cumin,
   allspice, coriander, and vinegar. 
• cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours 
  (we did 8 and it turned out perfectly!).