There’s nothing as hearty as a bowl of chili. This recipe is so easy to follow that you’ll wonder why others take so long to make! It’s all about big flavors with a slight hint of heat that comes through at the end. My mom likes it less spicy, so if you’re like her just decrease the amount of cayenne in here. This is perfect for a cool day!

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 onion (diced)

3 garlic cloves (minced)

¼ teaspoon cumin seed

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon parsley

Dash of cinnamon

½ large can crushed tomatoes

1 can kidney beans

1 can black beans

1/3 cup apple sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large sauce pan over medium heat, add oil, onion, garlic, and cumin seed. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.

Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl. Dump this spice mixture into the onion/garlic. Stir.

Add crushed tomatoes, beans, and apple sauce. Stir so everything is thoroughly combined.

Allow to simmer (covered), on medium low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve with croutons, cheese, sour cream, or any other toppings you like!