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Old 03-24-2020, 08:33 PM
Lacunae Matata is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SE Georgia
Posts: 3,897
Due to some unexpected expenses over the past few weeks, I've been getting creative with food on hand. We have plenty, and access to my mom's overstuffed pantry, and payday next week, but I'm playing Chopped! Home Edition right now, to limit expenses.

Anyway, I fixed a soup tonight that will probably remain in rotation, because I found a package of cocktail weenies in the freezer.

Chopped up the smokies, browned a little, added
1 can chili-ready diced tomatoes
1 can Ro-Tel type tomatoes and chilis
2 cans black beans
1 can refried beans (my go-to for thickening soups and chili if it's too hot or too late for a long simmer.)
About a cup of water.

Dump and heat. Could easily have gone in the Crock-Pot, but dinner time sneaked up on me, because my brother called and talked for about an hour.) Definitely not chili, but chili-adjacent.

Served with quesadillas, since I needed to use up a slightly stale pack of burritos.