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Monday, April 4, 2011

My Chili Recipe

Just sharing another recipe.  This is a quick go-to meal for me, easy to make, warm and comforting. People seems to like it, too. I taught this one in cooking class and it seems like most of the girls have made it since, more than once.

I will admit that the recipe may be missing some amounts, cause I don't measure anything really and chili is really all so arbitrary. It's all about your taste, so if you want it spicier, add more chili powder, if you want it smokier, more cumin, hotter, more hot sauce, tangier, more brown sugar.

2 lbs ground beef
1 large vidalia onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large can diced tomatoes
3 cans tomato soup
1 can chili beans
Chili powder, cumin
2-3 Tbls Brown sugar
Hot sauce
Salt and Pepper
2 tbls Flour
1/2-1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • Brown meat in large pot with a little oil, add onions, green pepper and garlic. Let veggies start to soften.
  • Add salt and pepper, spices, a couple of shots of hot sauce and the brown sugar. 
  • Add flour and allow to cook for a couple of minutes.  Then add broth and stir to thicken. 
  • Add beans, tomatoes and tomato soup, more salt, pepper and chili powder (to taste). 
  • Allow to cook over low heat for at least half an hour, stirring occasionally.

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