3am Logic Chili 3 am Logic Chili

These are so named because I was shopping at 3am when I picked out the ingredients. In my hazy state of mind, it made sense that since the habaneros are orange, I should also throw in other orange things, like an orange bell pepper, and candied yams...

Ingredients:

1 can black baluga lentils (425g/15oz)
1 can European soldier beans (425g/15oz)
1 can garbanzon beans (425g/15oz) (the first two are heirloom beans and may be hard to find... any 3 cans of beans that you like should do.)
1 can tomato paste (340g/12 oz)
1 can candied yams! It helps to cut them up a bit. (452g/16 oz)
1 to 3 fresh habanero chilis, diced carefully, seeds removed. (They are small and orange and hot! Wash your hands after cutting them up, or preferrably wear gloves. You can substitute dried habaneros.)
1 bulb of garlic, all cloves peeled and chopped.
1/4 purple onion, diced.
1/2 orange bell pepper, chopped.


Drain the beans, but not the candied yams. Place all ingredients in a crock pot and stir well. Cook on low for around 8 hours. Use one habanero chili for mild, or just 1/2 for extra-mild. Use more to make it spicier. They do mellow a bit as they cook, so adding another near the end of cooking could potentially add more spice than you want.

Original: 2005-12-27 20:49 Edited: 2011-06-28 10:13