Football Food Friday


It’s the middle of Summer, so why am I feeling a little chilly, or is it chili?  It’s time to get spicy and get out the football food staple, the crock pot.  I like to have a side of corn bread and/or tortilla chips with this vegetarian chili recipe.  Of course, I know most of you will be throwing in some meat too.

Recipe:  Easy Vegetarian Chili (this will feed up to 8 moderately ravenous football fans)

What you need:  Crock pot (aka slow cooker), 1 can black beans, 1 can kidney beans, 1 can garbanzo beans, 1 can vegetarian baked beans, 1 can chopped tomatoes in puree, 1 can whole kernel corn (all cans should be about 15 ounces), 1 chopped yellow onion, 1 chopped bell pepper (whatever color you like), 2 stalks celery, chopped, 2 cloves chopped garlic, 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried basil, salt and pepper to taste and half of your favorite beer.  Note:  Carnivores can feel free to cube up a couple cups of their favorite steak or chicken.

What you do:  Rinse and drain all of your beans.  Throw all beans into your crock pot and add the tomatoes, corn (also drained), onion, bell pepper and celery. Season with garlic, chili powder, parsley, oregano, basil, salt, pepper and beer.  Cook for at least three hours on High.   Note:  Carnivores, if you add meat, add a little more beer and another half hour of cooking time.

Toppings:  Dollop of sour cream, check!  Freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese, check!  Little dab of your favorite salsa, check!

Don’t forget something bready for the side like big fat thick tortilla chips that you can use for scooping or put a layer of corn bread in your bowl before you scoop in your chili for a little yum half way through.

Enjoy and Boltup!

ChargerGirl Cindi

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  • BoogaP

    In my opinion, there is never a wrong time for Chili!! Sounds yuuummmy!

    • CindiSpears

       @BoogaP I love chili and with this recipe you don’t have to worry about heating up the kitchen. 

  • RMainwaring

    Your articles make me hungry!

  • biggsybolt

    Yum, but say if we play Buffalo I will add ground buffalo meat, Seahawks chicken etc. All my game day meals are decided by who we play… had an apple pie when we played the jets last season.

    • CindiSpears

       @biggsybolt I like it. 

    • CindiSpears

       @biggsybolt Now that I think about it, what do you have when we play the Donkeys?

      • biggsybolt

        @CindiSpears head to jack in the box, they’ve been known to sell horse meat! J/k! Elk, deer and moose are in the same basic family as horses so I go that route. Tampa would be some sort of seafood. I haven’t figured out a good one for the faiders yet, I’m open to suggestions on that one.

        • SobelSD

          @biggsybolt parrot?

        • SobelSD

          Chocolate coins aka gelt

        • SobelSD

          And those gummy rock candies that kind of look like gems. All mixed in a bowl. Or treasure chest if u have one lying around

        • SobelSD

          And those gummy rock candies that kind of look like gems. All mixed in a bowl. Or in a treasure chest if u have an extra one laying around that isn’t already in use