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#1 Old 01-19-2009, 12:40 AM
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I'm very particular about my chili's and I'm looking for something similar to Lightlife brand. I grew up on something just like it, but my Mom can't seem to find her recipe. I like something that is mostly beans, crumbles, and thick tomato sauce. I can't eat chili peppers in large amounts, so nothing that revolves around chilies (I can omit if the recipe doesn't call for a lot). Thanks!
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#2 Old 01-19-2009, 12:42 AM
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This looks promising...



http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/veg...-chili/NU00453



I keep searching online, but most recipes seem like they have a lot of liquid (like water) rather than a thick tomato sauce.
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#4 Old 01-19-2009, 03:22 AM
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Babe, you'd know I'd help out but making chili scares me Maybe don't add so much water or let them simmer and reduce for a long time? Good Luck!
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I was doing my own thing quietly and YOU are the one who created this post trying to make a big deal out of it. Keep flaming the fire. That must be what you want.

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I have a crockpot recipe for chili if you want to do that. I don't add crumbles but it wouldn't be a problem to do it. I add a red bell pepper but I chop it small so the pices aren't crunchy when it's done. They make it sweet like the lightlife brand, though the chili I make is not quite as sweet as lightlife.
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I'll take the crockpot recipe, thanks



BB - Why does making chili scare you? I have a recipe that I like, but it's not my favorite.



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1 large onion, chopped

1 bell pepper (I use red because I hate green ones), chopped

2-4 garlic cloves, minced (or from a jar, which is what I used)



Cook these up in some olive oil (or none) until softer.

Then put it all in the crock pot and add:

Three (15.5 oz) cans of beans, any kind you want. (2 Kidney/1 pinto is what I do)

3 Tbsp. Chili powder

1 cup water or stock (No-chicken stock is good if you need to use it up)

One 28 oz crushed tomatoes

One of those baby cans of tomato paste



Stir it up and cook on low for about 6 hours. Mine usually gets done sooner though.

I sometimes add cumin and my boyfriend likes McCormick chili powder in it too
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1 large onion, chopped

1 bell pepper (I use red because I hate green ones), chopped

2-4 garlic cloves, minced (or from a jar, which is what I used)



Cook these up in some olive oil (or none) until softer.

Then put it all in the crock pot and add:

Three (15.5 oz) cans of beans, any kind you want. (2 Kidney/1 pinto is what I do)

3 Tbsp. Chili powder

1 cup water or stock (No-chicken stock is good if you need to use it up)

One 28 oz crushed tomatoes

One of those baby cans of tomato paste



Stir it up and cook on low for about 6 hours. Mine usually gets done sooner though.

I sometimes add cumin and my boyfriend likes McCormick chili powder in it too



Can this cook longer than 6 hours? I'm going to leave for work soon and I'll be gone from the house from 10:30-5:30.
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Do you drain the beans?
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I drained and rinsed the beans, and I think crock pots vary. I know I could leave mine on "warm" for a super long time. Nohting really needs to cook it's just warming up. I think it should be fine, just hope it doesn't burn
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I always thicken my chili up with a spoonful or two of masa flour. Yum!

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I drained and rinsed the beans, and I think crock pots vary. I know I could leave mine on "warm" for a super long time. Nohting really needs to cook it's just warming up. I think it should be fine, just hope it doesn't burn



I had to go to work so couldn't wait for a reply, I just drained half of the liquid out. I just checked on it, it looks like it turned out great. I'm super excited and HUNGRY. I used "No Salt added" cans of beans and a tiny bit of no chicken broth powder (with water), so it's relatively low in sodium, especially compared to most chilis and soups. I'll take a picture when it's ready. I set for the cooking to start at 10:30 on low and my family turned it to "warm" at 4.
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Not bad, not bad.



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Here is how I make chili. It ends up with a pretty thick tomato sauce:



1 onion (chopped)

1 bell pepper (chopped)

3-4 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

1 pack of soy crumbles

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 can chili beans (undrained)

1 can kidney beans (drained)

1 can garbanzo beans (drained)

1 pack of chili seasoning mix



Cook onion, bell pepper and garlic (I usually use a little olive oil). Add soy crumbles. Add beans, tomatoes, and chili seasoning. Bring to a boil and then turn down to low and simmer, covered, for 2-3 hours.
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Thanks



I talked to my sister and she said my Mom made chili with the seasoning packet, i'll have to look into that
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Doesn't look bad at all, though mine comes out thicker. I don't have a picture though.. guess I should make it soon. I love it
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I just made this recipe recently (went over cornbread waffes ) and it sounds like the recipe you were describing.



http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Vegetar...li/Detail.aspx
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It's very easy, just throw the ingredients in a crock pot. Chili is good. Haven't had any yet this winter.

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Doesn't look bad at all, though mine comes out thicker. I don't have a picture though.. guess I should make it soon. I love it



Mine was very thick, actually I can't wait to try leftovers, I know they'll be better.



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I just made this recipe recently (went over cornbread waffes ) and it sounds like the recipe you were describing.



http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Vegetar...li/Detail.aspx



That does sound good, thanks!



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It's very easy, just throw the ingredients in a crock pot. Chili is good. Haven't had any yet this winter.



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It's very easy, just throw the ingredients in a crock pot. Chili is good. Haven't had any yet this winter.



I hear this all the time It's just something I'm not able to make. I feel like it's going to come out weird, too runny, not seasoned enough or something. I just have a mental block with making chili, I guess. Too scary! I'll try someday. This isn't the first time Heather's told me to make some
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When I come up with the perfect recipe, will you try it? Do you like the Lightlife brand?
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#23 Old 01-21-2009, 12:07 PM
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I've never had the lightlife brand but I do like thick chili. Plus, I bet if you like it, I'd like it. So yeah, if you find a really really good one that I can't possibly screw up- I'll do it.
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Sounds like a deal The Lightlife brand one is VERY good, btw.
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