Softwarenerd Chili by Brian Lambert

Here's my favorite chili recipe. It's really easy to make, delicious, and feeds me for days and days.

  • 2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons oregano flakes
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 - 4 cloves of garlic, depending on your taste
  • ¼ teaspoon (mild) - ½ teaspoon (hot) cayenne pepper
  • 29 oz can tomato puree
  • 29 oz can petite-diced tomatoes
  • 30 oz of beans. Use whatever you like. Black beans. Kidney beans.
  • Chopped hot peppers, to taste.

Brown the meat, drain it, mix in the rest of the ingredients, simmer for one hour, enjoy. Even better the second and third days.

Lentil Soup by Brian Lambert

INGREDIENTS:

  • Olive oil
  • Chopped onion
  • 2 carrots chopped up how you like them in soup
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped up
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • Salt
  • Pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook onion, carrot, and celery in olive oil until the onion is tender.
  2. Add garlic and other spices and cook a bit longer.
  3. Add everything else, boil for a few minutes, simmer for an hour or more.
  4. Eat.