An Expermimental Chili
oil, as needed
1 medium onion, diced
4-6 potatoes (I used Yukon golds and small red), chopped
1 (16 ounce) bag frozen peas
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can sloppy joe mix (I use Manwich)
1-2 cups water
1 (12-15 ounce) jar salsa
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup nutritional yeast
few dashes chili powder
few dashes paprika
dash dried basil
2-3 heaping cups uncooked rice
2-3 cups walnuts, chopped
handful uncooked tatertots
1. Add a generous amount of olive or vegetable oil to a large pot. Heat it up and add onions. Fry them until they're soft but not too brown. Add in potatoes and peas, and pour in sloppy joe mix.
2. Add a cup or two of water into the pot. Stir it so the water doesn't stay on the top. Add salsa and stir in. Dump in brown sugar, nutritional yeast, and add your spices.
3. Stir throughly. It might get really thick at this point, so add another cup water. Add rice, walnuts, and tatertots, and stir nicely. Now, lower your heat to a simmer.
4. Put a lid on it, let simmer until rice has fully cooked and potatoes are tender. Once it's all cooked, turn off you heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Source of recipe: Well, I was really hungry one day and chili sounded really good. So, I scrounged around my cupboards, finding a random selection of ingredients. From there, I just winged it and it came out pretty darn good. It's probably not too healthy, but it's very filling and cheap.