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Vegetarian Green Chili and a Dogtoberfest

Posted Nov 04 2010 12:00am
It's November and it's finally getting cold in lower Alabama...well, at least in the 60's.  I went straight from work to the grocery store (Dothan finally got a Publix!) and couldn't wait to cook a warm dinner for us.  I have been a vegetarian for 15+ years and have to be creative when it comes to cooking...especially since my husband enjoys a steak, hamburger, fish, meat, etc every once in a while...ok, who am I kidding, he would prefer a steak over tofu any day.  I like to cook with fresh veggies but I also like meals to be simple....I get flustered if I see too many ingredients in a recipe.  Tonight I made a vegetarian green chili and it's so easy to throw together.

1 can Great Northern White Beans
1 jar Roasted Green Salsa
1 ear of corn (or a small can)
1/2 cup green, red, and yellow bell peppers

Very simple, right?  Dice approximately 1/2 cup of bell peppers.  Saute the peppers and corn in a pan. Combine white beans, green salsa, and your sauteed corn and bell peppers in a large pot.  Add 1/2 cup of water (more or less) and a sprinkle of cumin.  Cook on low for 20 - 45 mins (the longer, the better).  Serve over crumbled tortilla chips and I like to add cilantro on top (love cilantro!!).  Yum!

It's much better than what it looks like in this me.  The recipe above are the amounts I use to cook this green chili for my husband and me...and we'll have leftovers.  Going for a run...I love this weather!

Back from the run...amazing!  So, I don't claim to be a beer connoisseur by any fact, I prefer my beer to taste more like water (Michelob Ultra); however, my husband is a huge beer fan.  Alabama passed the "Free the Hops" legislation about two years ago and Forrest was by far the happiest man on Earth.  He could finally buy high gravity beer in state.  After our run, Forrest poured a Flying Dog Dogtoberfest Marzen beer.

Through his taste buds, the Dogtoberfest Marzen is a rich, malty lager.  It has a nutty and sweet (but not too sweet) taste.  Forrest rates this beer at an 8. It's 7:30 pm....time for a shower and bed...before you laugh, I have a 3:45 am wake up call for work. Good night!
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