1: Chili: This is a hearty and satisfying, simple chili, that gets at least close to approximating that at the Nickel, thick and – not meaty… Decent granularity from the crumbles, though, if fat lacking, and mashed beans give it a nice, high viscosity. Also made with just a can of crushed tomatoes instead of the fresh+paste+(mostofthe)water, and neither is preferable to the other.
- 3 onions, minced – fry while everything else is collected
- 5 cloves garlic, minced – added to the onions for a couple of minutes
- Bag of Boca crumbles – add along with everything else
- 6oz tomato paste
- 1.67c water
- 1/2T Red pepper flakes
- 2t cumin
- 2T chili powder
- 2 minced tomatoes
- 1 can kidney beans – half mashed
- 2t salt or to taste
- 1 t black pepper
More beans wouldn’t hurt either, both mashed and otherwise.