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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Planning ahead: Crockpot Thursday's chilli
Got 2 cups of dried kidney beans in a quick soak, then will cook them tonight until soft. Dried beans are typically 50% less expensive than canned. Added bonus: no salt!
Additional ingredients to set up the Crockpot ahead: 2 pints home canned, organic CSA tomatoes, 1/2 of a large onion, chilli powder, salt and pepper, 1 lb grnd beef (will fry that off in the morning before leaving for work and add it to the crockpot).