Sunday, January 5, 2014
We love beans! Pinto beans, red beans, butter beans, baked beans... if it is a bean, we love it. Well...not those awful green lima beans but most every other bean. One of my favorite recipes, for beans, is so stinking simple that I am ashamed to post the recipe but I said I would so here is my recipe for Ridiculously Simple Tex-Mex Chili Beans.
1 lb ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 big ole handful of fresh garlic, chopped (use as much as you like. We like a lot!)
1 can Rotel
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
2 cans water
2 packets Williams Tex-Mex Seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
4 cans of your favorite beans (yes, I use canned beans occasionally.)
Brown the ground beef and onion, drain and add the garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes then add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Rotel, and water. Add in the Tex-Mex seasoning, salt and pepper. Let simmer for ten minutes. Add the beans and simmer for another ten minutes. DONE! Serve with a big iron skillet full of cornbread, maybe a dab of sour cream, and definitely a little cheese. Yum!
You can use practically any kind of beans. My favorite is black beans and pintos but in the picture I used black beans and Canellini beans. I've used navy beans and kidney beans but really I use whatever is in the pantry.
There you have it. A big hearty meal in less than 30 minutes.