This Instructable shows how to make chili with almost no effort whatsoever. It's tasty, warm, and full of lycopene and other healthy stuff, and it's been tested and proven. It's also inexpensive ($7-14 for a large pot's worth), so you can buy your Valentine that prized Nepenthes pitcher plant she's been wanting for the past 14 months... just saying.
So grab a bowl, a blanket, and your sweetie, and cozy up in front of a fire for some good V-Day lovin'.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 1 onion (diced)
- 3-5 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 2 large cans of whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 large can of crushed tomatoes
- 3 regular cans of red kidney beans
- 3 tbsps of olive oil
- 2-4 tbsps of chili powder
- Cooked ground beef/turkey
- Rehydrated Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
- Cottage cheese or sour cream
- Grated cheddar cheese
- Bread with a nice crust
- Grilled cheese sandwich
- Tabasco sauce
Note: When I worked at a small nonprofit, we would have "Slow Cooker Fridays", and this was the favorite meal to make. The ingredients were divided up.
-Onions, garlic, and olive oil
-Bread, croutons, cheese, etc.
I usually brought the chili powder, and there was already salt in the kitchen. If you work in a small office, I highly recommend trying this out with your coworkers. Freshly cooked food is such a relief, and it removes a bit of tension and stress in the office.