Poor old First Born is a bit under the weather but we still had slow cooker night even without swimming. He just has a cold but I’m worried that his hearing may be affected. After all he did tell me that at assembly the Principal announced ‘come to school naked’ day. It wasn’t mentioned in the newsletter so I’ll just assume he misheard.

Black Bean Chilli Con Carne
1/2 cup black beans soaked overnight and drained
500g mince meat (that’s ground beef)
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp salt
1 small onion, chopped
3 clove garlic, minced
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup salsa
Toppings: sour cream, mached avocado, grated cheese, salsa and corn chips.

1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker, combine well and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours.
2. Ladle into bowls; serve with desired toppings.