Soups and chilis are great ways to add beans to your diet, especially on chilly winter days. When you have the time, cook your own beans (can be done a day or two ahead) and use in place of canned.
1 pound hamburger
1/2 onion, diced
2 cans (15 ounce) red beans, drained and rinsed
1 can ( 15 ounce) diced tomatoes
2 cans (8 ounce) tomato sauce
1 Tbs chili powder
1 Tbs Worcestershire
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Brown hamburger and onion together in large pot.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Heat to a boil and simmer on low until ready to serve.
Makes 2 Quarts.
* Add extra chili powder for an extra spicy hit. Also delicious with a dash of cinnamon, allspice and cumin added in.
* Serve over pasta or a baked potato, with grated cheddar cheese on top.
* Make a double batch and freeze extra for future meals.