(by Gina Daidone)
1 c. raw rice
pinch of salt
olive oil to coat pan
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 red or green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c. white onion, chopped
15-oz. can pink or kidney beans
12 oz. canned tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
chili powder to taste
2 – 3 dashes Adobo sauce
Combine rice and salt with 2 c. water.
Bring to a boil, lower heat, and cook until done.
Drizzle a large frying pan with olive oil.
Over medium heat, brown the ground meat, breaking it up.
Drain and discard excess fat.
In the same frying pan, combine peppers and onions with browned meat.
Add beans, tomato sauce, and 1/2 c. water
Add salt, pepper, chili powder, and Adobo.
Bring to a boil, cover, and let simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 - 30 minutes.
(Read Warming Our Chili Hearts, the story that accompanies this recipe.)