A wonderful guest post from our friend Elizabeth...
What do you fix for supper when it is cold and blustery outside?
Here is a simple, inexpensive and nutritious recipe that is great for cold, winter days!
Elizabeth's Black Bean Chili
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 orange or yellow bell peppers, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic (I keep a little jar of it in the fridge)
2 pounds ground beef (or venison)
6 (15 oz.) cans black beans (or equivalent amount of dry beans, soaked and cooked)
4 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes or combination of both
2 Tablespoons chili powder
2 Tablespoons dried oregano
2 Tablespoons dried basil
2 Tablespoons cumin
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegarDirections:
Saute the onion, garlic and bell pepper in olive oil. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring often, until browned. Add all other ingredients. Stir well. Bring to a boil and then let simmer on low, covered, for at least an hour or more, until flavors are well blended. Flavor is even better the next day!
This recipe serves a crowd, so if your family is half the size of mine, I suggest you cut this recipe in half! :)
We love it served with grated cheddar and a spoonful of sour cream. :)
Elizabeth, who blogs at Yes They’re All Ours, is the busy mom of 10 children — 6 sons and 4 daughters, who range in age from 8 to 27! She has been homeschooling since 1990, and continues to teach her five youngest children at home, while attempting to keep up with the adventures of her five adult children (some of whom still live at home). She has been happily married since 1983, and lives with her husband and children on the Georgia coast, where she enjoys creating an inviting home for her family, cooking great southern food (and blogging about it), homeschooling (when not spending the day at the beach), and learning to embrace being an older woman, while encouraging the younger women in her life according to the spirit of Titus 2. She invites you to connect with her on Facebook or Twitter or email her at Elizabeth@yestheyareallours.com
Let me know if you try it~ Enjoy & blessings~