End of the World Mayan Chili

So, it’s the end of the world and what’s for dinner? How about we whip up something in the crock-pot so we can actually every the day and get to all those things on our bucket list. Then, if the end of the world doesn’t kill you, the heat from this chili will make you wish it had.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • One ½ pound package chorizo sausage
  • Two poblano peppers diced
  • Two onions diced
  • One pound kidney beans
  • One 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • Two tsp chili powder

Toss everything into the crock pot and go and enjoy the day! BTW did anyone notice anything interesting in the ingredients list?

mayan-calendar

Kindey Beans!

Minestrone Soup, there’s something about this soup that makes me think of fall. Its probably tat the beans have to cook all day long and that heats up the house pretty well. As it turns out, I have this big badg of kidney beans and I was tinking to myself… hmm… that’s a whole lot of beans. And then I thought, why not make a soup. This way I can use up some of those beans while thinking of what to do with the rest of them… hmm perhaps chili? But, in any case, let’s make some soup.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 cups reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups of cooked all freakin day long kidney beans
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked pasta, (my friend and dinner guest likes the elbows, so elbows it is)
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • Basil sprigs, garnish, optional

 

Toss the onion, carrots, celery, and the broth in a soup pot with the thyme, sage, bay leaves, pepper, and salt. Heat under a low flame until the vegetables are al dente. Then, toss in the zucchini. Let this cook a few minutes, then toss in the previously cooked kidney beans and pasta. Grate the cheese into the soup and let this cook a few minutes. Then, serve this up with nice chunks of garlic bread and ward off the vampires.