It’s a chili day!

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Black Bean Chili

3/4 lb. ground beef, ground turkey, or a combination of both
3/4 cup chopped green onion
1 small green or red sweet pepper, chopped
1/3 cup coarsely shredded carrot
1 can whole tomatoes, with juice
1 can black beans, rinsed
2 cans tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 T chili powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried basil
shredded cheddar cheese
fresh basil
avocado slices, if you have them

In a large pot, cook ground meat, onion, sweet pepper and carrot, until meat is brown. Drain fat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with shredded cheese, or fresh basil leaves, or avocado, or extra hot sauce. Serves 4.

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10 thoughts on “It’s a chili day!

  1. Ooh. I’m going to make this soon. I was looking for your gypsy soup recipe (which Claude turned me onto last year) but couldn’t find it. When you have time (I know, right!) send it to me, but don’t go out of your way. I just loved it.

  2. Oh yes, Vicki, absolutely. When I make it without meat (and I do, because it tastes really good this way, too) I substitute one can of cut corn. Add the liquid from the corn, too. OR if you are feeling very fancy, and it’s summer time, FRESH CORN that’s been roasted on the grill is really delicious, too.

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