Quick and Easy Chili Meal
As I am on a quest to try to use only what I have in my freezer, refrigerator, and pantry for most of my cooking, I have limited my shopping to only things which are necessary for me to replace. It requires me to be more resourceful and less wasteful. For instance, when making a tuna salad sandwich the other day, I chopped up some bread and butter (sweet) pickles, instead of going to buy a jar of sweet relish.
Some things are easier to make and do not require much thought or substitution. Tonight's meal was one such night, even though I am out of chili powder and cumin.
Tonight I "threw together" a soup--what some Americans might call a "chili"-- using the following ingredients:
- 1 lb. ground lean beef
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 pkg. Taco seasoning
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 1 can roma tomatoes
- 1 cup frozen corn
- Salt and pepper to taste
It is certainly not gourmet cooking, but it is a hearty soup that I do not mind eating for leftovers. And it is one more thing that I can cross off of my freezer list .
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