Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons... chilly air, orange leaves, bonfires, crisp apples, but most of all warm filling recipes like this one! All summer, I look forward to cranking up the heat in the kitchen...baking apples and pears, making muffins, and stirring up big pots of soups, stews, and chiles. I am so excited to share some of my favorite healthy, budget friendly, and delicious recipes with you this season.
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For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good
Chilly Day Chile
One of my favorite things about these recipes is how they can suit a variety of dinner guests. This recipe can easily become vegetarian by removing the chicken and using veggie broth or water. These meals can also feed a lot of people on a little budget and can easily be stored as freezer meals. If you want to add a carb, you can chop sweet or regular potatoes or make rice on the side!
Saute pepper, onion, garlic and celery in oil until tender.
Add ground chicken and cook until browned. Add sauce or tomatoes. (Add beans If dry)
Add spices, salt, and pepper. Add water or broth.. Allow to come to a bubbling simmer for 45 mins
Stir in the beans If not dried, then simmer another 15 mins. For a soupier chili, you can add additional water or broth. For a thicker chili, simmer uncovered until desired consistency is reached. Taste and add more salt and spices if necessary. When it is finished you can top with cheese, scallions, avocado, or sour cream. Enjoy and be warm!