Tis the season? Not quite, but with cool weather and the changing leaves, who wouldn't want something warm and hearty to enjoy under the stars?
First, heat a large pot over medium heat and warm a bit of oil, about one teaspoon.
Once the oil is hot, add the Smart Ground meat substitute (crumbling it as you go if it's all stuck together), the chopped onion, chopped green pepper and the celery and heat for about 2-3 minutes, just until onions are lightly translucent, and stirring occasionally.
Next, add in the drained kidney beans, corn kernels, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, minced garlic, chili powder, cumin and salt, stirring to combine well.
Once the ingredients are well combined and simmering, reduce the heat to low, cover, and allow to simmer for at least 35 minutes, and up to 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Taste, and adjust seasonings to taste.
This blog was written by Mtn Chicks New England Ambassador, Heather Muir.
Give this recipe a try and make sure you grab some Mtn Chicks gear for your next camping trip!