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Something just isn’t right!

September 20, 2008

Tonight I’m fixing the dogs dinner and I realized that at the same time I’m putting their food in the bowls I’m fixin Chili for the tailgate party tomorrow’s Battle of I-10 UTEP v NMSU and I realize that the dogs are getting  beef and I’m fixing vegetarian chili!  What is that all about?.

Actually I’m trying to fatten Mr. Skinny boy Henry up by feeding him my version of “fat balls”  the dogs love them so I give each dog a small taste while Henry gets a full portion with his dinner.   While I’m trying to fatten Henry up I’m trying to de-fat myself and trying to eat better hence the vegetarian chili, I just found it kind of funny.

Dog fatting Fat Balls

5lbs cheap fatty hamburger

Med. Jar Peanut Butter

Jar of Molasses

Box of Corn Flakes

Mix together, form meatballs and feed raw.

Vegetarian Chili

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • Green Chili powder to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile, drained
  • 2 (12 ounce) packages vegetarian burger crumbles
  • 3  cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can Veggie Broth if needed.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and season with bay leaves, cumin, oregano, and salt, green chile powder. Cook and stir until onion is tender, then mix in the celery, garlic, and green chile peppers. When vegetables are heated through, mix in the vegetarian burger crumbles. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 5 minutes.

Mix the tomatoes into the pot. Season chili with chili powder and pepper. Stir in the kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and black beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes. Stir in the corn, and continue cooking 5 minutes before serving.   Can also be mixed together and heated on low in the crock pot.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Baledwr permalink
    September 20, 2008 1:48 pm

    Oh Im gonna run out and try those fat balls – I can’t get weight on Pilot for anything. I know some of it is age and some bloodlines but he looks like a refugee!

    (of course I was a bit blurry eyed and started writing down the chili recipe for shopping for fat balls….)

  2. September 20, 2008 7:04 pm

    Well maybe he will like chili but it won’t help his weight LOL!

    I like this because everything is at the market, you don’t have to go get anything from a special store. I made the mistake of letting the dogs lick my hands after I mixed it and the tried to bite my hand off.

    Hope it works for you.

  3. mylifeasapatient permalink
    September 20, 2008 10:22 pm

    I don’t have issues with keeping weight on my corgi’s but my Mini-Aussies are like Ethopian children. Well, one is. One is a tubbo. Must be all that butt wiggling. Michelle.

  4. September 21, 2008 6:20 am

    Only Henry and Wicca are skinny, Wic cause she runs like a nut and Henry chases her plus he is a picky eater, getting better as he gets older but looks better when he has more weight on him.

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