I’m not a huge fan of college basketball. And by not a huge fan I mean I really could not care less. The only thing I liked about the March Madness crapola was the socializing biz. I liked having another excuse to get drinks, food, and explore new HH’s >>Happy Hour, like I really needed another excuse<<.
For the final game, I decided to make some good old fashion comfort food. Chili. It was chilly >>get it, get it, nerd alert!! << outside and it seemed like the perfect food to warm us up and hit the spot for the boy/roommie/brother person I usually cook for.
I didn’t have a lot in the house, but I managed to piece together just what i needed to make this YUMMY chili. And it turned out DELISH!!
*4 small potatoes, boiled then chopped
*1/2 a cup of onion – chopped
*1/2 a cup of celery – copped
*3 cloves of garlic – minced
*1/2 cup soy chorizo – Soyrizo – found at most health food stores
*1 teaspoon of vegan “buttery” spread or olive oil to saute veggies with
*1 can of (organic) black beans – try to get little to no sodium added
*1 can of (organic) kidney beans – little to no sodium added *you can also use another kind of bean depending on what is on hand or your preference
*1 can (organic) corn
*1 cup diced tomato
*1 tsp chili powder (more depending on taste)
*1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp pepper ( again, more to taste after chili is cooked)
While dicing onions, celery, and garlic, boil potatoes until soft, about 10 minutes. Remove, drain, then run under cold water to cool. Cut into even smaller pieces if desired ( I don’t like huge chunks of potato in my chili)
Saute onions, celery and garlic. 10 minutes to really soften, remove from heat. Add in Soyrizo and tomatoes. MIx until Soyrizo as separated and all ingredients are well combined.
In large pot, with heat on high, pour in cans of beans, with juice, and corn (without juice). **if using homemade beans, add a cup of water for what would have been each can**
Add in veggie mixture, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Turn heat to low, cover, and let cook for about 45 minutes. Stir every so often ( i stirred about every 15 minutes).
Remove from heat and serve! That’s it!!!! I added some cut up avocado that needed to be used. Top with any additional condiments you choose, enjoy!!!