I don't know. Perhaps not "perfection," but pretty darn close!
I detest red kidney beans. I don't like how you have to snap through the skin to get to the innards. I love chili, however. Because of my red kidney bean-aversion, I always make chili without beans. My husband is not amused about that.
After my Ground Beef Cook-a-Thon, I decided to do a quick chili combo. I happened to have a can of white kidney beans in the pantry because I have decided that they are better than garbanzo beans for making hummus. I apparently have issues with all sorts of beans.
Anyway, I threw some things together and it came out DARN good. Here's the recipe if you're so inclined:
- 1 pound ground beef (or 1 bag Ground Beef Mix)
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped (unless using mix)
- 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1/3 can of water
- 1 15 1/2 ounce can WHITE kidney beans
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 T onion powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 1/2 tsp. dried mustard
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne
Brown beef and onions (or use Mix). Add remaining ingredients. Heat through. Adjust seasonings.