Monday, November 29, 2010

Texas Chili

Chili is especially delicious on a cold day. cold days here in Texas! It's been in the high 70's...and even a few days in the 80's! I'm not really complaining..... :)

I decided to make chili because I really wanted to make cornbread and you can't really have one without the other-right? Right! Glad you agree with me...

I found this recipe after a couple Google searches. I was going for something pretty easy. I wasn't interested in making a fancy chili with brewed coffee or anything...yes I did come across a recipe like that! I bet it's good, but I just wanted something easy, cheap and delicious. I found it! This is a pretty simple recipe and you can definitely add more of what you like- canned tomatoes, green chilies, Rotel, jalapenos, etc.

I bought one pack of McCormick chili seasoning at the store and then realized I needed 2 packs for this recipe. So I did a little research and added the following based on what I had, and it worked!
  • 2 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
The bf thought this was a little too spicy at first, but I was making it for myself and I like spicy. He's lucky he was invited over. :)

Texas Chili
Makes enough for 6
  • 1 lb ground sirloin
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 8oz jar of salsa- I used "hot"
  • 4 TBSP chili seasoning (or 1 package seasoning and spices listed above)
  • 1 15 oz. can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 15 oz can light red kidney beans
In a large pot of medium heat, combine ground beef and onion and saute for 10 minutes, or until meat is brown and onion is tender.

Drain the grease. Add rest of ingredients, mixing well. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1-3 hours. I left mine on for around 2 hours, but you can definitely do less if you don't have that much time.

Cool it off with some sour cream and shredded cheese.


P.S. Apologies for the lack of/poor photos...I haven't had the bf's camera handy lately and my point and shoot is looking worse and worse... Sometimes my iphone even does a better job. Do you feel sorry for me? Sorry enough to send me a Canon Rebel and some photography lessons? ;)


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