Friday, October 28, 2011

It's that time - Cooler weather and Chili Time!

Last night for our trick or treat it was windy and the wind was chilled.  We usually wait down in our garage so the little ones don't have to climb up our stairs to the front door.  We don't have many trick or treaters so we usually buy the full size variety packs from the local wholesale club.  I have too many left!!  We only had about 35 trick or treaters.  This should not be sitting around my home.

Since it was so cool last night and the weather forecasters have uttered that nasty word (snow) for around here, I have decided it's time to make my first pot of chili.  Love this recipe.  It's supposed to be like the fast food restaurant's chili.  Over the years I have modified mine and here's what I've ended up with:


2 pounds ground beef
1 can (29 ounce size) tomato sauce
1 can (29 ounce size) kidney beans with liquid
1 can (29 ounce size) pinto beans with liquid
1 medium onion, diced
2 cans Del Monte cut tomatoes - zesty chili style
1 rib celery, diced - I leave this out often
2 teaspoons cumin powder 

2-3 tablespoons chili powder (Depending on preference)
1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup water


Brown the onions and then add beef and brown.  Then drain the fat off. Crumble the cooked beef into pea size pieces. In a large pot, combine the beef plus the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook stirring every 15 minutes for 3-4 hours.

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