A Recipe? Really? Yup.
I know, but we all need to eat. And sometimes, life is hard and a little recipe like this which will result in a warm, full belly and leftovers is something we all need. I have been asked for this recipe more than once. It is completely adaptable, can be vegan or extra carnivore and the leftovers just get better with time. Double it. Quadruple it. This recipe also freezes well. Don’t like spicy? Tone it down. Want it nuclear? Bump it up. Serve it with extras, cilantro, jalapenos, sour cream or grated cheese. Eat it plain. This recipe as they say in Pirates of the Caribbean “is more what you’d call guidelines.”
You will need:
1 TBSP of oil if sauteing Veggies
1# ground beef or a mix of 1/2 #sausage 1/2# beef
or if you are going veg, 1# of veg to saute (onions, peppers, garlic or veg of your choice) Carnivores can also add these veggies into the recipe if they choose.
1 can pinto beans with liquid
1 can black beans with liquid
1 can white beans with liquid
1 can kidney beans with liquid
1 can tomato sauce
1 jar of salsa
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp chipotle
dash of cayenne
1 TBSP oregano
1 tsp cumin (I love cumin and use much more than this)
Saute the meat until cooked through. If you are going veg, saute in the oil, until the veg is slightly softened. Add all of the other ingredients and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, until heated through, about 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!
Photo courtesy of Steve Tsang instagram.com/steve.ins
“Don’t like spicy? Tone it down. Want it nuclear? Bump it up. Serve it with extras, cilantro, jalapenos, sour cream or grated cheese. Eat it plain. This recipe as they say in Pirates of the Caribbean “is more what you’d call guidelines.”