My recipe for the Best Black Bean Chile is not the best because it’s some fancy recipe. It is the best because I can make a delicious and nutritious meal using up bits of leftovers that would have been put in the compost bin. Here is my recipe from last nights dinner.
About 8 servings
2-15oz. cans Organic Black beans – rinsed and drained
1-15oz. can of Organic White Kidney Beans – rinsed and drained
1-15oz. can of Organic diced tomatoes + a small bit of leftover tomatoes
1/2 cup leftover jarred Organic Spaghetti Sauce
3/4 cup diced celery – I salvaged the inner fresh parts of the celery.
2-Organic Carrots sliced – The poor lonely carrots in the bottom of the vegitable bin.
3-Organic Garlic Cloves minced (I love garlic)
1lb. Organic ground Turkey
2-Small boneless pork chops-Cut into small pieces (these were already cooked and in the freezer from leftovers).
2 Cups Organic Vegitable Broth – (Use more or less broth depending how soupy you want your chile)
1/4 cup Chile Powder
tsp. Onion Powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
A splash of Red Wine (I used Merlot)
1 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Directions: In a large heavy stock pot add the Olive oil. Saute the onion, celery, and garlic until tender. Add the turkey and cook until done. I did not need to drain the browned meat because it was very lean.
Turn the heat on the stove down to simmer or low. Now add the black beans, diced tomatoes, white beans, sliced carrots, diced pork chops (optional), and spaghetti sauce (optional). Add the Vegitable broth and wine – Amount depends on your taste. Thick chile add less, soupy chile add more.
Add the seasonings. Again the amounts are approximate. I never measure I go by the look and the taste. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
Serve with Organic Blue Corn Chips and a bit of shredded swiss or cheddar cheese. Add a very simple green salad and you have a very nutritious tasty meal.
If you have young children you might be interested in this.
Billy Gorilly has just released his summer library program theme song. This is his 3rd song for the library reading program. This years 2009 theme is Be Creative at your Library.
Billy Gorilly’s song is titled what else “Be Creative at Your Library” it is a very catchy and fun. I know the kids are going to love it.
The full version won’t be available for a few weeks when Billy Gorilly releases his newest CD Billy Gorilly:Rockin’ the SchoolHouse vol.1