Friday, July 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Garbanzo Chili

Here we are..IT'S FRIDAY ! Who doesn't love Fridays? Date night, movie night, chill night and the sleeping late night. It's also time for meatless Friday! One of my favorite meals to cook during winter time is chili.  An absolute comfort food that warms your body . I remember getting hooked on those canned chili soup. Then I learned how to read food labels and saw how much sodium it has. I am not giving up on my favorite winter comfort food.

A bowl of this  garbanzo chili will get you hook into meatless chili. It is very filling! It is also slow cooked to boot. I don't know about you but I really love knowing that there is a warm dinner waiting for us after a very busy day. I also do batch cooking with beans. I would buy two or more pounds of beans, cook it in my handy dandy crockpot  and freeze it. It is frugal and less sodium of course. I also made the switch into making my own mixes. See here for the 8 clean eating and 21 Day Fix Seasoning.



Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup garbanzo beans ( can use low sodium can)
1 1/2 cup black beans ( can  use low sodium can
4 cups fresh tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup onion
1 cup each of  diced : green, red and yellow bell peppers
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup water
1 16 oz can tomato sauce
1 4 oz green chilies
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp red pepper
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp chili powder


Directions:

Mix all the herbs and spices together in a small bowl.


Chop all the vegetables. Put all your beans , vegetables , prepared spices and herbs , canned tomatoes and canned chilies in your slow cooker. Stir and cover. 

Cook on low for 5-6 hrs.


Serve with corn bread or french bread.






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7 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!! This chili sounds awesome! I've never tried cooking my own beans, but I really should... I'm sure they are much fresher tasting!

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  2. Looks delish! I recently gave up red meat and I love garbanzo beans so I'm excited to try out your recipe. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. Yummy! Thank you for sharing this Slow Cooker Garbanzo Chili post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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  4. Your chili looks amazing. I love using garbanzo beans! Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot :)

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  5. I am all about cooking in the crockpot when its so hot outside! I love garbanzo beans and I bet this would be a hit in my house.

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    1. Pinned and shared! Thank you for linking at The Yuck Stops Here link party. Hope to see you again next week. Chrystal @ YUM eating.

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  6. I always love your meatless meal ideas! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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