This is a bowl of Texas Red Chili that I made for dinner last night.
Mom was hungry and wanted a "stoup" (pardon the Rachel Rayism) but I was not about to get all into making something complex because I was tired and not very hungry myself.
This chili came in a package from Fantastic Foods.
Start there (it is the Cha-Cha Chili Bean soup mix) and follow the directions on the back to make it from soup into chili (less water, add some salsa or canned chopped tomatoes) then let your imagination run wild.
I added canned Mexicorn, some leftover roasted potatoes and some frozen baby lima beans.
It is not gourmet by any stretch but served with saltines and some hot sauce on the side it is absolute veg heaven.
It makes 4 hearty lunch sized portions. I got the soup mix from Pangea but I think they are out of it so you can order directly from Fantastic Foods.*
* Actually they have it backordered there too so it must be popular. Check at your local health food store, Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.