Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chili *sin* carne

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

It's been getting consistently cooler around here - piles of leaves are on the ground and Halloween costumes have been purchased (or, in my case, planned...though not started).  Wednesday evenings I go running with some friends (me, the non-runner, now THAT'S something to write home about!)  We don't go too far, but by the time we've run and returned home it is late and making dinner feels more like a chore than a luxury.  Yesterday I decided to be proactive and make my house smell nice at the same time.  I whipped out my crock-pot and my favorite cookbook, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook, which was ironically given to me by my mother.  After some quick flipping, I knew what I was making, Chili Sin Carne - yum!  I already had most of the ingredients and just enough time.  Paired with some corn bread and a fresh green salad, it hit the perfect spot!!! 

This recipe is very close to the one I used, or you can try this recipe or this one while camping!  To get a taste of my cookbook you could try this recipe for Braised Beef in Espresso or Hot Fudge Spoon Cake.  I have a special dessert planned for next Monday, which is someone special's birthday (*cough-Ben-cough*) so keep a lookout for next week's food post - I'm hungry just thinking about it!


Rach said...

Yum! Made chili last night for dinner too :) Chili always reminds me of fall/winter meals.

pat said...

I made chili this weekend as well--been thinking about it since you posted this! It must be fall:)


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