I was in the mood for a meat-free dinner tonight. I decided to use what I could find in our pantry to make some vegetarian chili. Smart Ground Original served as the protein base for our chili.
I cut up some onion and picked out various cans from the pantry to mix in – hominy, black beans and chili-ready tomatoes. I had asked Pat to pick up some canned corn at the grocery store last week, and he came back with a few cans of hominy. I had never heard of hominy before (apparently it’s a southern thing?), but I thought we might as well try it.
I sautéed the onions first, with PAM spray and onion & garlic powder.
I then mixed in the canned goods. Being the klutz I am in the kitchen, I cut my thumb on the can of tomatoes. I won’t share any pictures, but it wasn’t pretty.
And then the soy crumbles and a pack of low-sodium taco seasoning.
Dinner took a whole 15 minutes or so 🙂 I plugged the ingredients into Calorie Count and it came out around 450 calories for 1/5 of the above ingredients. It also said our meal had about 20g fiber (whoa!). I thought it was good as is, but Pat doesn’t like the flavor of the soy crumbles as much as I do. He added some cheddar cheese and Frank’s Red Hot to his.
Filling and fast to make! I’ll have to remember this one for a week day dinner.