I know today is mostly all about books in blog land.. I'll be sure to join in tomorrow.
Today, I'm joining in with a group of ladies for a Blog Hop.
If you are looking for some good warm things to make for all the cold weather, today is your day.
Soups - Chilis - Stews... warm up your belly!!!
So how does this work? You click on the next link at the end of each blog post & go see what recipe they are sharing & then onto the next & next - & if you went through them all, you'd eventually make it back here! ... so be sure to read to the end to find the next blog to go visit.
Before you go though or jump to the bottom, I'm sharing my go-to recipe.
This is the one that Ricky begs me to make. He LOVES this stuff. This is what I make for our Thanksgiving or our Christmas Day dinner. I have to say, it really is delicious. & of course, its like any other chili - tastes almost better then next few days when its warmed up. Chili is magical like that.
Of course, this is me - its a vegetarian dish... but believe me, I've ran it past a lot of meat loving people & they say they dont miss the meat at all with this. With the sweet potatoes & quinoa, you've got some good healthy foods in there too.
Let's jump to the recipe already....
- 2 15-ounce] cans 3 cups cooked black beans, cooked
- 1 Green bell pepper -( I use Red pepper - either works )
- 2 Sweet potatoes, medium / large - depends on preference
- 2 (14-ounce) cans Tomatoes
- 1 Yellow onion, medium
- 2 cups Vegetable broth
Pasta & Grains
- 1/2 cup Quinoa
Baking & Spices
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp Chili powder
- 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
- 1 Salt and pepper
Nuts & Seeds
- 2 tsp Cumin
Put all ingredients into the crock pot & set for 8 hours.
Yields 6-10 servings (depending on bowl size)
Yields 6-10 servings (depending on bowl size)
All the ingredients
If you've never tried quinoa - do it - its so yummy & good for you - especially if you're a vegetarian.
Here's what it looks like before I stir it all up to put the lid on & let it simmer away.
& just because I'm a lazy kinda cook... be sure to use one of those crock pot bags to help with the cleaning. No one wants to scrub that baby after its been cooking all day long!
NOTE - Some times, it seems like the vegetable broth will steam off quick - so I keep extra broth near by & add in if I want it to be a little more liquid - or you can not add it & get a thicker chili - totally your preference.
Here's the finished product. All NORMAL CHILI looking, right? The sweet potatoes are super soft & the quinoa thickens it up. It's just perfect for cold nights.
So funny story - I forgot to take a picture of the bowl I was eating. I gobbled it up till I was stuffed & then remembered I had no picture. I ended up putting a little bit into a little bowl so you could see how yummy it looks ready to go.
& confession - I ended up eating this little bowl too - even though I was stuffed. I couldn't resist.
I've topped it with many things & its all delicious.... cheese, tortilla strips, crackers, & our favorite is avocado. Heck, put ALL those things on top! So yummy!
So let me know if you give this a try... you'll love it - trust me.
& now, onto the next awesome blogger Shugunna at Nzure N Simplicity....Click HERE
Be sure to tell her I say hello!
You can also be sure to visit all the blogs joining in by just clicking on them individually in the links at the bottom. Either way, you're going to get your fill of warm & delicious winter ideas
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What a fantastic soup! Looks yummy. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
This sounds great! I made a delicious soup in the crock pot this past week too!ReplyDelete
This sounds amazing! I am going to make a lentil and black bean chili this week, and I think I will be making yours as well. Although I will never be a full-fledged vegetarian, I am moving towards much less meat. I like to go meatless 3 days a week, so I am always on the lookout for new recipes.ReplyDelete
Yum, this looks delicious! I love veggie chili but I don't think I've tried putting quinoa in it before. I'll definitely have to remember that next time.ReplyDelete
Oh ... this is my kind of swap!! I love love love soups and stews and trying new recipes! Definitely going to try this one out - thanks!ReplyDelete
We love soups and stews. What fun!!ReplyDelete
Oh my gravy, this looks so good. I know the flavors are scrumptious. I could probably give up meat, too, but PC isn't ready for that step. Could sneak a little ground beef into his bowl. Need to buy some quinoa and keep it on hand. LOVE that this recipe calls for cocoa. Have you ever had Mexican mole (pronounced mo-lay)? It uses cocoa, too. Sounds very similar to this! I could eat my weight in it. Thanks for joining me for this!!ReplyDelete
Rebecca Jo, this looks so good! You know we will be trying it over here in MT!!!! Thanks for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
I really need to try quinoa, this might be the day! Looks delicious!ReplyDelete
I love using quinoa AND slow cooker liners!!!ReplyDelete
This looks really good! I don't use my slow cooker often because the thought of lukewarm meat sitting there for hours makes me queasy! This, however, looks like a winner for both a slow cooker option and also just as a tasty meal! Thank you so much for sharing it on the blog hop today!ReplyDelete
Quinoa is a favorite power food around this home. I've not made it in a slow cooker yet but I am pinning this for later. I also like the addition of the sweet potato.ReplyDelete
Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
I went through a vegan phase ages ago, and I used to make something very similar that I loved! I need to try it again.ReplyDelete
That looks amazing! And it would be ZERO points my new WW plan. Woot!ReplyDelete