A hearty bowl of chili is always a crowd pleaser when you’re gathered around a toasty fire. Plus, everything is prepared in one pan, which streamlines prep, giving you more time to soak up the fresh air. Added to chili near the end of cooking, masa harina (corn flour) thickens the liquid slightly, giving it body and imparting a subtle corn flavour.
If desired, ground chicken or turkey can be used in lieu of beef, or make it vegetarian by leaving out the meat in favour of extra beans or even crumbled tempeh.
Be sure to place a variety of garnish options on the picnic table. These can include diced avocado, grated cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, chopped chives, cilantro, sour cream, or even tortilla chips for some crunch.
In large saucepan or large skillet on camp stove or in sturdy Dutch oven placed on grill grate set over a campfire, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and salt; heat until onion is softened and golden, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Add green pepper and garlic to pan; heat for 2 minutes. Place beef in pan and heat until browned, about 4 minutes.
Stir in tomato paste, chili powder, oregano, cumin, coriander, and allspice; heat for 30 seconds. Pour in beer, bring to a boil, and simmer for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, and masa harina (if using); simmer for 10 minutes. If mixture becomes too thick, you can stir in some additional tomatoes.
Serve with desired garnishes (see u201cChili Fixinsu201d).
This recipe is part of the Outdoor Eats collection.
You might think of protein as something you mainly get from a meal and, therefore, not a component of dessert. But, if you’re going to opt for dessert from time to time, why not consider working in ingredients that go big on this important macronutrient? It’s easier (and more delicious) than you may think! Protein is an essential part of every cell in your body and plays a starring role in bone, muscle, and skin health. So, certainly, you want to make sure you’re eating enough. And it’s best to spread protein intake throughout the day, since your body needs a continual supply. This is why it can be a great idea to try to include protein in your desserts. When protein is provided in sufficient amounts in a dessert, it may help you feel more satiated and help temper blood sugar swings. Plus, in many cases, that protein comes in a package of other nutritional benefits. For instance, if you’re eating a dessert made with protein-packed Greek yogurt, you’re not just getting protein; you’re getting all the yogurt’s bone-benefitting calcium and immune-boosting probiotics, too. Adding nuts to your dessert doesn’t just provide plant-based protein, but it also provides heart-healthy fats. Yes, desserts need not be just empty calories. Ready for a treat? These protein-filled desserts with a healthy twist are dietitian-approved—and delicious.
Tender tofu and fresh-tasting mango sauce combine to make a nutritious, Japanese-style dessert with little effort. But don’t worry: your dessert will not taste beany. Silken soft tofu has a rather neutral flavour. The key here is to use blocks of very soft tofu as opposed to firm or extra-firm versions. Silken tofu is undrained and unpressed tofu. It has the highest water content of all types of tofu and is made by coagulating soy milk without curdling it. It’s ultra-soft texture means it can be easily blended with other ingredients and used to boost protein numbers in puddings, cakes, tarts, ice cream, and even smoothies.
Fool is a classic English dessert made, traditionally, by folding a stewed fruit into a creamy, sweet custard. This modern take adds layers of sweet pumpkin flavour and swaps out much of the cream for higher-protein Greek yogurt. The crunchy chocolate topping is a special finishing touch. Beat it It’s the fat in cream that helps trap air bubbles that make it light and fluffy. If it gets too warm, the fat melts and the air escapes. Start with a cold bowl and beaters (or a cold balloon whisk, if you’re whipping by hand). Put your bowl (ideally a stainless one) and beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes before whipping. They’ll chill easily and help keep everything cool during the whipping process.
Blondies are basically “blonde brownies.” There is no cocoa or melted chocolate in the batter of a blondie. Here, the nutritionally lacklustre all-purpose flour is swapped out for puréed beans for a higher dose of protein. The end result is just as tender and chewy without any noticeable bean flavour. A great potluck dessert option, too. If desired, chopped nuts can be used instead of chocolate chips. Squeeze play To easily fit a piece of parchment paper into a baking dish, run it under cold water for a couple of seconds, scrunch it up, and then squeeze out the excess moisture. Now it will effortlessly form into the pan.