1/4 cup dried light kidney beans
1/2 cup small red beans
1/2 cup black beans
2 cans diced tomatoes with green chillies
2 cans chili flavored diced tomatoes
1/4 cup Tastefully Simple Simply Salsa
1 tsp ground Cumin
Soak beans overnight or do the quick soak method listed on the back of the bag of beans. I do both because it never seems like either one is sufficient. When the beans are soft, drain and return to pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and heat until bubbly.
It's a very simple meal to make. I discovered a few months back that I could eliminate the need for chopping peppers by using the Tastefully Simple Simply Salsa mix. Most of the products from the Tastefully Simple line are all natural. No MSG just simply dried spices,onions, garlic, peppers, etc. If you like just a little bite in your chili...I would recommend cutting out the tomatoes with the chilies in them as they seem to be what adds the most heat to this recipe.
Do you make the most awesome chili ever? Let me know. Leave me a message and if it's in line with my year of veggie eating...I'll give it a try and blog about it!