Easy Chilli Recipe for a Cold, Winter’s Day (Or Really, For Whenever You’re Hungry!)

It’s cold outside – we know. The weather has us feeling some type of way and it doesn’t help that we’ve gone from -21 degree temperatures to +6 in the past few weeks. Just when we think it’s time to put our winter gear away, boom: snow. So, we layer ourselves up in sweaters, vests, jackets, gloves, hats, scarves, and out the door we go: get to campus, go to class, time to eat – but that neverending Timmie’s line is not something we want to stand in, as we can already picture ourselves sweating buckets under all the crazy layers we’re wearing, stomach grumbling, and all we want is something to eat!!!!! Why didn’t we just make our lunch the night before?! #HangryProblems

Don’t worry, we got you. Introducing our easy peasy, MoveU Chilli Recipe for a Cold, Winter’s Day (or just for whenever you’re hungry)! It can be as simple as 3-5 ingredients.

What You Need:
– A can/jar of tomato sauce (i.e. the 650 ml jar of Classico Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce is one of our faves)
– A can of red kidney beans (approx. 540 ml)
– A can of chickpeas (approx. 540 ml)
– 1 red bell pepper
– 1 yellow bell pepper
– optional: 450 g of ground beef or ground chicken
– optional: seasonings, such as pepper, salt, or Goya: Adobo All Purpose Seasoning


1) Wash bell peppers, and drain and rinse cans of beans

2) Dice the bell peppers into small squares (roughly the size of a dime)

3) Put all the contents into a saucepan (entire jar of tomato sauce, kidney beans, and chickpeas).

4) Start the stovetop at a medium heat.

3) Stir all contents and add a pinch of pepper and two shakes of the Adobo seasoning

4) Leave on the stovetop until contents are brought to a boil – ensure to stir every few minutes. Reduce heat to low and let sit for another 5-10 minutes.

Boom. Done! If you’re looking to add a meat, like the ground beef or chicken mentioned above, please add the below steps prior to step 1:

  • Remove meat from wrapping and rinse off. Once done, season using the Abodo seasoning or preferred seasoning. Place the meat into a saucepan and use a spatula to break the meat up. Place the saucepan on the stovetop over a medium heat. Continue to use the spatula to break the meat up and stir until all contents are a nice brown and no longer pink; then, proceed with the recipe above.

And there you have it. A simple and easy alternative to waiting in line at Timmie’s for a bite to eat. Did you know that you can also freeze any leftover chilli and heat up in a sauce pan when you’re hungry? Hello leftovers!