I can't believe it's fall already. I'm still stuck in mid-summer, but the weather is cool, the heat is on, and the leaves are starting to turn. It's officially chili weather. Joe likes to serve chili in acorn squash bowls or over rice. I like to eat it out of a plain old bowl. We agree on one thing, though, and that's that chili is perfect for crisp fall and winter days. This particular chili recipe couldn't be easier to put together. It simmers for an hour, but the prep is really quick. The finished chili is good, flavorful but not at all spicy, thanks to the addition of Holland House red cooking wine.
Serving Easy Black Bean Chili
We mixed our chili with rice and served it with cheddar cheese and Greek yogurt, but that's not the only serving option! I think this chili would be great in a crockpot for a party or tailgate. You could use this chili as a topping for hot dogs or burgers. You could also cube half of a block of Velveeta's pepperjack cheese, stir it in, microwave it, and mix up a cheesy dip for veggies or tortilla chips. I'd keep that one in the slow cooker, too, to keep it warm and melty.I mentioned a few weeks ago that Mizkan sponsored my trip to BlogHer 2012, and I'm excited to share a Mizkan giveaway with this recipe. The winner will be able to make this awesome chili as well as other recipes featuring 3 of my favorite brands – Nakano flavored vinegars, Holland House cooking wines, and World Harbor sauces and marinades.
Nakano seasoned and natural rice vinegars add zippy flavor to recipes without adding calories. Used in place of cider, wine, or distilled vinegars, Nakano vinegars offer an incomparable tangy taste. They're naturally gluten-free, and the natural flavor is sodium-free, too. We use Nakano rice vinegars both in recipes and as a condiment; it goes well with rice, vegetables, potatoes, cole slaw, and a variety of other foods. You can connect with NakanoÃ‚ onÃ‚ Facebook,Ã‚ Twitter, andÃ‚ PinterestÃ‚ for more great tips, tricks, and recipes.
Holland House cooking wines are made for cooking, so they have the perfect balance of flavor and aroma, with salt added to make it shelf stable. Like Nakano vinegars, Holland House cooking wines are naturally gluten-free. If you've never brined meats, the process is similar to marinating (in which you tenderize meats with acidic ingredients), but brining makes meat juicier and more flavorful. You can read more about brining with Holland House cooking wines here. You can connect withÃ‚ Holland HouseÃ‚ on Facebook for more great recipes.
World HarborsÃ‚ marinadesÃ‚ and sauces traverse the world in flavors. With everything from Mexican-style Fajita to Island Mango, Hot Teriyaki, and Thai, World Harbors has something for almost every recipe. You can use World Harbors sauces as a mix-in when you're preparing burgers or as a dipping sauce for appetizers. Of course, you can use them to marinate meats or vegetables, as a sauce for grilling, and as a dressing for pasta or salads. If you haven't used World Harbors for marinating before, check out the marinating tips at the Mizkan website. Connect withÃ‚ World HarborsÃ‚ on Facebook for more ideas and recipes.
Win a Mizkan prize pack!
One luckyÃ‚ Feels Like HomeÃ‚ reader with a Mizkan prize pack include 2 products from Nakano, Holland House, and World Harbors, as well as this very nice set of CorningWare! To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post answering the question,Ã‚ Which flavor from Nakano, Holland House, or World HarborsÃ‚ are you most excited to try? Sweepstakes Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (4) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post c) Connect with Nakano, Holland House, or World Harbors via one or more of their social media channels and comment on this post telling which you followed and where This sweepstakes is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. This sweepstakes runs from 9/20 Ã¢â‚¬“ 9/27/12. Good luck!
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