MEAN BEAN CHILLI

No fridge? No problem! These ingredients can go anywhere…

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Ingredients:

1 can of beans (I’ve used a six-bean medley, although kidney or pinto beans would work as well)

1 onion, diced

Handful of green beans, sliced

1 capsicum, diced

5-7 mushrooms, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can diced tomatoes

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

2 tsp chilli powder/ground cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp chilli flakes

2 tsp dried oregano

 

 

Broke? Trying to entertain a vegetarian? Want to eat something healthy that has more personality than lettuce? Look no further, my friends. Having been funemployed for so long, I was forced to get a little creative with my weekly shopping list. I make a pretty good beef chilli; but when money’s tight, beans are a worthy substitute. And what’s even better is when you’re heading out camping for a night or two, these ingredients don’t need to be refrigerated! Just be prepared to not make any friends a few hours after eating the beans…

 

Method:

  • Heat oil in a saucepan and fry diced onion over medium heat.
  • Add green beans, canned beans and capsicum; cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir through canned tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic and seasonings.
  • Lower heat and, with the lid on, simmer ingredients for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir, then cook for another 5 minutes to reduce sauce.
  • Serve over rice, with corn chips, in tacos, or with salad.

 

TIP:

Add bacon, because everything tastes better with bacon.

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