Kel sent this out to us back in 2007 so I thought I'd place it on the blog. It hits the spot on a cold evening.
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion or 2 small onions, chopped
1-2 cloves minced garlic or garlic salt
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can corn, drained or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
2-4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
(add browned ground beef if desired)
1. saute garlic, onion and bell pepper in oil on medium heat for a five minutes. add chili powder and cumin, coat veggies and continue to saute another minute or two.
2. add beans (including liquid), tomatoes (including juice), corn - and optional beef - and stir.
3. simmer for at least 20 - 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
it's always better the second day. and goes very well with cornbread.