That is just unacceptable.
This girl doesn't do below 50 degrees.
But what can I do about it?
Make chili to keep me warm.
Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili
adapted from Andie's recipe at Can You Stay for Dinner?
The biggest change to my recipe is the use of a dutch oven, due to my lack of crock pot. I also used 3 sweet potatoes instead of 2 (because I had 3 that needed to be used), replaced the beef with venison (because it was free from my dad and it is much leaner & more flavorful than beef), and added smoked chipotle (because it is just darn good!).
non stick cooking spray
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 lb ground venison/deer (you can omit or use lean ground turkey or lean ground beef)
salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp worcestshire sauce
2 cans black beans, undrained
1 can chili beans, undrained
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can diced tomatoes and peppers, undrained (you can replace with one can diced tomatoes if you don't like spicey)
1 can whole stewed tomatoes, undrained
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground smoked chipotle
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 cups of water
- spray dutch oven with non-stick cooking spray. Add onion and sautee until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrent.
-Add ground meat. Season with worcestshire, salt, and pepper. Brown thoroughly.
- Add all the beans and tomatoes. Add sweet potatoes, spices, and water. Mix well.
- Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for approximately 2 hours. The longer it is cooked, the more the flavors with melt together.
How do you keep warm on a cold day?
Obviously, I cook warm, cozy foods. I also love to curl up in front of the fireplace.