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Quick & Easy "Cheater" Chili
This meal isn't made from scratch, exactly, but it's still a powerhouse of nutrition and flavor. When your pantry and freezer are stocked with organic soups, grains, beans and vegetables, it's easy to make a delicious meal in minutes.
This meal isn't made from scratch, exactly, but it's still a powerhouse of nutrition and flavor. Stock your pantry with soups, grains, beans and organic vegetables.
In a large pot, add ingredients, starting with the soups. If using fresh chopped vegetables that need to cook (carrots, onions, bell peppers, okra, garlic, etc.) add next and heat on medium high.
Next, add beans (drain), jalapeño, pumpkin, and diced tomatoes (don't drain). Then corn, quinoa, other frozen vegetables, and lime juice.
Season to taste. Chili powder and cumin are the obvious go-tos for chili, but turmeric, thyme, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, and even curry powder for a middle-eastern flare or cinnamon/nutmeg/cocoa powder for a Cincinnati style.
Fresh cilantro and/or green onions, and a scoop of guacamole (if you have it) are the cherry on top of this cheater chili.
Eat leftovers for lunch and/or store a batch in the freezer for the next emergency.