My mommy came home from the hospital today. She had her knee replaced on Tuesday and is now bionic and able to set off metal detectors. So I’m at my parent’s house this weekend to me a beckon call girl (don’t ask me where this name comes from). This surgery will be a good thing in many aspects. It forces exercise, eliminates alcohol, and encourages fruit and veggies. What’s more is my mom is really positive about all this. That could be the percocet but I’m going to go with it.
So tonight we had black bean chili. Its full of veggies, beans, and every imaginable form of fiber. So here you go.
1 tbsp. oil
1 onion, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped (red and yellow are best)
2 ribs celery, chopped
1/4 c. chopped mushrooms (optional)
2 small sweet potatoes, diced
2 cans black beans, rinsed
4 c. water
1 can diced tomatoes -or- 1/2 c. tomato juice
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. granulated garlic
2 tbsp. steak sauce (My mom has a generic one that is vegan)
salt to taste
Saute veggies. When onion is translucent add beans, water, tomatoes, and spices. Cook, cook, cook letting it reduce until its thick and chili like. Serve with crushed up tortilla chips.