Warm Favorite Winter Comfort Food

Next to a good steak with steamed veggies, my favorite winter comfort food is chili. I don’t measure anything much. It is a sort of dump in the pot and stir kind of food.  I sometimes use it to get rid of things I don’t know what else to do with, and it is very good.

In the pot, put:

Hamburger, browned with your favorite spices
chili powder (@ tablespoon)
green salsa
cilantro–lots of it
paprika–generous amount
finely chopped onion (yellow)
finely chopped bell peppers (red and green)
finely chopped egg plant
one or more cans of chopped fire roasted tomatoes
can of chopped pickled tomatios

precooked beans can be added too, or not.

Place it all in a crock pot, slow cooker, or pot on the stove, simmer on low temperature until the egg plant dissolves.   SERVE with grated cheese to put on top if you like.   This recipe has many uses. This can be used as a soup, or over pasta, or over rice, or as a dip.  It is marvelous.

Dear Lord, thank You for the food you give us to eat, and even more for the food for our souls You give us in the Eucharist. Amen.

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