Sloppy Joe Chili

One day we had discussed Manwich on my page and Kathy mentioned she added a can of Manwich to her beef stew. I thought it sounded delicious. Then I thought of Manwich Chili! This is a delicious and meaty chili. A great flavor.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 pounds ground chuck

1 onion, chopped

2 cans kidney beans, drained

2 cans Manwich, 15.5 ounce each can

1 14.5 oz whole peeled tomatoes, do not drain

1 can tomato sauce

Chili powder to taste, I used 6 Tablespoons

Garlic salt and black pepper to season beef

Optional toppings:

Cheese

Sour cream

Scallions

Doritos or corn chips

Season meat with garlic salt and pepper. Add onion. Cook beef until brown, drain grease. In a large pan (Dutch Oven), add 2 cans of drained kidney beans, 2 cans of Manwich (I used a can of original and a can of bold, both of the same flavor is just fine). Add tomato sauce and season with chili powder and your favorite hot sauce if desired. Simmer for 30 minutes, an hour is better. I like to add Doritos or corn chips yo the bottom of my bowl and top with my favorite toppings. Chili tastes even better the next day. Enjoy!

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Four Bean Salad

I grew up eating this salad and I have always loved it. Quick to make and very portable since there is oil and vinegar for the dressing. There are many different versions of this salad but this is my recipe.   This is a retro recipe from my past that is full of minerals and fiber. 


Ingredients:

1 can of cut green beans

1 can of wax beans

1 can of chick peas/garbanzo beans

1 can of kidney beans 

1/2 cup diced celery

1 small sweet onion, sliced in pieces

1/2 cup oil

1/2 – 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar or white vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar), I prefer a little more vinegar but if you are not a big fan of vinegar, reduce to 1/2 cup

1/2 cup sugar or Splenda (I used Splenda)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon white pepper but black pepper will be fine


Rinse and drain all of the beans. Place in a large bowl.  Add celery and onion. Pour in oil, vinegar, sugar or Splenda, salt and pepper.  Toss to combine. Refrigerate and it’s even better the next day. Enjoy!