Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Snow Day! (Take 4)

The topic of today's Happy Snow Day post is another super scientific recipe. The kind where if you don't add the ingredients in the correct order, the whole thing will literally explode in your face, a la Seamus Finnigan.

It's the perfect Snow Day Chili.

Chili might be a bit of a stretch: it hits somewhere between a true chili, a vegetable soup, and a meaty stew. No matter where it falls on the chili-soup-stew spectrum, it's good.

The magic of this recipe is you can use whatever you have in your pantry and the longer you cook it the better it gets. For this batch, I used:
  •  Light Red Kidney Beans (drained, not rinsed)
  • Diced Tomatoes (drained, not rinsed)
  • Green Beans (drained, not rinsed)
  • Corn (drained, not rinsed)
  • 1 lb Ground Beef (browned and drained)
  • 1 lb Turkey Sausage (browned and drained)
  • Brown Rice (uncooked)
I typically use 6-8 cans of beans and veggies, so mix and match at will. Every now and then I'll throw in some Manwich for fun. Season to taste (I like chili powder, oregano, and salt & pepper). Like I said, you can't go wrong.

Just throw it all in to the crockpot. Since the only thing that needs to cook is the rice, the whole thing is edible in about an hour on high, but it gets really good after 6+ hours on low. Usually, I'll cook it on high for about 2 hours to get it piping hot, dish out a serving, and let the leftovers cook for another 2 hours or so on low. Crock Pot 101 is 1 hour on high = 2 hours on low, so however the math works for you. This truly can't be overcooked.

It might not look like a lot, but you'll be thanking me when you're snowed in without a trip to the grocery store. Prepare to be warmed to your core.

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