Each winter season, it seems to get colder here in Utah. I have a lot of oak trees in my yard, and each fall the acorns are excessively abundant and I mean there are seemingly thousands of acorns on the trees. We have to pick them up because they fall on my lawn and then little sprouts grow.
Let’s say I’m nearly at the point where I’m ready to get the chain saw out and chop them all down! I manage to control myself, but each fall I think I do an awful amount of complaining when i have to gather all the acorns. Where are the squirrels when you need them? Anyways, the old wives tale is that when you have that many acorns it means a heavy winter each year. Each year seems to prove this to be right!
Stay Warm with a Delicious Black Bean Chili
The point being, I am constantly making recipes that will warm me up. This Black Bean Chili recipe was perfect this weekend.
I love black beans. I think they are one of my favorite sides. This black bean chili is easy to throw together, and perfect to let simmer in your crock pot for the day. I made this in the morning, put it in my crock pot and then went and tackled my errands for the day. I was glad to come home to something warm and delicious to eat for dinner. Yum!
Looking for another chili recipe to help warm you up on cold days? Try this skinny white bean turkey chili recipe!
- 4 cans black beans (not drained)
- 2 lbs. ground beef cooked and drained of grease.
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 large can 28 oz.) diced tomatoes
- 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1½ Tablespoon chili powder
- 1½ Tablespoon ground cumin
- 1½ Tablespoon sugar
- 1 can corn (drained)
- 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped (approx. ¾ cup)
- Tortilla strips for garnish
- In a skillet, brown the hamburger and onion together and drain grease.
- Place all ingredients int the crock pot and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
- Serve with tortilla strips, cheese, or sour cream.