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Easy Chickpea Chili

the veggie nook

I’m typically a proponent of farm to table and homemade is always best, but this week?

This week of finance committee meetings and mountains of evaluation paperwork?

This week of 5:45 a.m. Spin classes and, on the flip side, the amount of caffeine necessary to make it through said Spin class?

I channeled my inner Sandra Lee. And if Sandra Lee and Jamie Oliver had a love child, it might be this chili. Because not only is it “semi-homemade”, but it’s healthy enough for Jamie’s Healthy Food Revolution.

My only regret? No tablescape to go along with it…

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Certainly you have the majority of these items in your pantry. And the beauty of this chili? If you’re lacking something, just swap it out for something else.

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And all you do is open cans and dump them into a pot. That’s it. Here’s the secret: BBQ sauce and smoked paprika. You don’t need bacon or other meat when you have smoked paprika.

I made mine in a pot on the stove, but a slow cooker would work just as well.

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If you’re a purist and scoff at canned beans (yes, I know they’re cheaper), please cook up some beans for this chili. I won’t judge you if you don’t judge me.

Time is money and money is time.

I choose to spend my currency on these delightful people.

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(yes, we’re aware the Cowboys are done for the season. We haven’t quite made our peace with this yet…)

Easy Chickpea Chili

Ingredients

1 jar salsa
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1 TBS chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 TBS brown sugar
1 cup water
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 package frozen corn

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in medium sauce pan. Cook over medium heat for 30-45 minutes.

Done.

Sandra would be proud. And then she’d make herself a cocktail to match her tablescape.

I’ll just make some coffee and head to Spin class…

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