black bean chili

Oct 21, 2010

While making this yummy recipe for supper tonight, I realized I had not shared it with all of you. We love this recipe…the kids love it because it is delicious. I love it because it is delicious AND fast AND easy. I am all about fast and easy and I have a really hard time eating food that is not delicious, so this recipe is perfect on all counts.

1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes
2 15 oz. cans black beans
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 TB. chili powder
2 tsp. cumin
Dash cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25 – 30 minutes.

We serve ours with chips, cheese, and sour cream when we have it. I always double it and rarely add in the cayenne pepper.

I always make this when we are camping because it is so easy-peasy and it comes in perfect on days when I forget to start dinner till the children are complaining of starvation.

By the way, this recipe comes from the absolutely essential cookbook Boarding the Ark by Jane P. Merrill and Karen M. Sunderland. This treasure trove of a cookbook has many of our favorite recipes in it, including Applesauce Cake, Rice-n-Apple Breakfast, Sweet and Sour Rice, Barley, Rice, and Lentil Soup, and Very Veggie Wraps. It also has a great substitution chart, lots of valuable food storage info, healing remedies from the past, and an equivalent measure chart that I use all the time.


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