I was freezing when I got home yesterday. There was just enough drizzle to keep me chilly my whole walk home. What’s a better cure for the shivers than a nice, hot, fresh bowl of chili?
I thought I’d share my go-to recipe. It’s not craft or knitting related, but it’s nice for a cold (and rainy in central Texas) day.
1 tsp red chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 can of black beans, drained
1 tomato, chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1-2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
Optional, add 1/4 cup of cheese on top
1. In a sauce pan, heat up the olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and chopped tomato and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
2. Add the drained black beans and spices. Sauté for another 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
3. Transfer the mixture to either a food processor or blender. Blend until liquid, but still thick.
This recipe yields 1-2 servings, depending on how hungry you are. The spices really are by taste. I’m one of those who, when I cook, throws things in and sees what happens. I was really cold yesterday, so the thought of spicy chili appealed to me. If I had to guess, I actually used more than 1 tsp red chili powder.
All warmed up, I can get back to knitting! Just in time, too. I have a lot of work to do. Do you have a favorite recipe to warm you up or to craft with?