What is the perfect dinner for a cold winter evening? A steaming bowl of heart healthy chili! This recipe will provide mega protein and fiber with very little fat and calories. It’s a very simple recipe made with common ingredients, and is delicious with or without the optional ingredients. As a bonus, you can also throw everything in your crockpot and let it cook on LOW all day. Dinner will be ready when you return home!
1 large onion, chopped and sautéed in 1 Tbsp oil (if you have the time)
1 large can tomato sauce
1 large can kidney beans
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
Optional Ingredients (use any or all as desired):
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. sweetener
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 – 3 cloves minced garlic
1 chopped red bell pepper
a little cayenne pepper or Tabasco Sauce (to warm you from the inside out!)
Cover and simmer all ingredients for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add 1 pkg. Morning Star Farms (frozen meat substitute) Crumbles, and cook for an additional 15 minutes to heat crumbles. Remove from heat and enjoy with salad and warm cornbread. Mmmm-m-m-m! This chili tastes even better the second day, so look forward to any leftovers 🙂