The Fall-iest of All Fall Meals. Ever.

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Boy, do I have a treat for you guys today. It’s starting to really feel like fall out there, Halloween is right around the corner, and I’m about to tell you what you need to know to make the BEST. FALL. MEAL. EVER. Seriously, it doesn’t get any fall…er…fallier? I don’t know…than this: piping hot homemade vegetarian chili and a cool drink of cider and pumpkin beer.

While I can’t claim the beertail idea myself, the chili is my own creation based on a few other recipes I found. *Pats self on back.* Scroll down for the details on how to make your own fantastic fall feast! If I can do it, so can you, because I am about as effective in the kitchen as my cat. We both usually just stare at our reflection in the dishwasher.

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Sarah’s Sassy Chili Recipe (working title)

1 cup diced onion (about 1/2 an onion)

1 cup diced green pepper (about 1 whole pepper)

1 package (12 oz.) of imitation ground beef (I use Morningstar Farm Crumbles)

[Put these first 3 ingredients in the pot and heat for a few minutes until the onions start turning translucent. Then add the rest of the ingredients below, and simmer for at least 35 minutes.]

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (I did this in the can; doesn’t have to be perfect)

1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can whole kernel corn, drained

1 mini can (I think it’s 6 oz.) tomato paste

1 can diced tomatoes with liquid left in

2 teaspoons(ish) minced garlic

1 tablespoon chili powder (or more if you want it spicy)

1 tablespoon cumin

[Serve with shredded cheese of your choice on top!]

fall meals, beertails, pumpkin beer drink, vegetarian chili recipe

Pumpkin Cider Beertails

Put a cinnamon stick in each glass

Fill 3/4 of the way with a pumpkin ale

Top off with sparkling cider

Squeeze in a lemon, then use as garnish

Sprinkle ground cinnamon on top

fall meals, beertails, pumpkin beer drink, vegetarian chili recipe