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In a trip report posted earlier, I mentioned a good chili recipe. Here it
is. Feel free to adapt it to your taste. I'm giving the directions as 1st
given to me, and then how I myself adapted the recipe.
>From a Florida hiker I met at LeConte shelter, GSMNP:
At home dehydrate: 1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1/2 jar salsa
At camp mix dried ingredients with 1 and 1/2 cups textured vegetable
protein (TVP, available in health food stores and some groceries), 1 pkg
chili seasoning mix, and 5-6 cups water. Cook until beans are soft. Eat
with tortilla chips.
My adaptation: I cooked the beans myself, and then dehydrated 1 cup each of
cooked red kidney beans and pinto beans. Dehydrated about 1/2 to 3/4 jar
Pace mild salsa. I added about 3/4 cup water to a baggie with the beans,
about 4-5 hrs before cooking. To prepare, I mixed the beans, salsa, 1 cup
TVP, and pkg of Adolph's chili seasoning mix.
The mixture tends to get thick, so keep adding water as necessary. Also,
stir frequently (or continuously) so it doesn't burn. I carried the chili
fixings & MtnTopper carried the tortilla chips. Wonderful meal on a cool,
rainy evening on Grandfather Mtn! (This provides 2 GENEROUS servings, or 3