Take a good look at the Chili Recipe Circles Magazine found. We chose this recipe because it was simple and easy to experiment with the Solar Cooker we put together. The Solar Cooker is perfect to cook outdoors with no gas or electricity needed. We mixed all the ingredients together, dumped it in a large black pot, covered the pot with a clear plastic bag, and let it cook under the position of the sun for at least five hours. For more simple and easy recipes for the Solar Cooker, check out www.SolarCookers.org. Click here to watch the video!
1/2 kilogram (1 pound) of Ground beef
1 Chopped Onion
1 Chopped Green pepper
2 Minced Garlic cloves
2 cups of Fresh Tomatoes or 1 cup of Tomato Sauce
2 cups of Cooked Kidney or Pinto Beans
1 tablespoon of Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon of crushed, dried Basil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chop the pepper and onion into small pieces with a kitchen knife. Put the chopped onion and green pepper in a large, black pot and mix it together.
Add 2 tablespoons of minced garlic to the mix.
(If desired), remove the raw beef from it’s package and break it into small pieces with your fingers, or chop the beef with a kitchen knife.
Cook the meat for 10 minutes using whatever means are available. Make sure the meat is fully cooked.
Add 1/2 Kilogram or 1 Pound of the cooked ground beef to the recipe.
Add 2 cups of cooked kidney or pinto beans to the mix.
Add 2 fresh tomatoes or add 1 cup of tomato sauce to the mix.
Add 1 tablespoon of chili powder
Add 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil.
Add salt and pepper to taste, then mix one last time.
Put the cover on the pot, cover the pot with a clear plastic bag. Place the pot inside the Solar Cooker. Then, place the Solar Cooker under the position of the sun for at least 5 hours. Enjoy!