Friday, October 31, 2008

Chili


Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs of stew meat (I use round steak because it's lean) diced into chunks ( I used ground beef)
1-2 tsp olive oil (I didn't need to use olive oil )
1 medium onion, diced
1 stalk of celery, diced
6 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 red, yellow or orange bell pepper, diced (I used a green bell pepper)
1/2 jalapeno, diced (optional)
2 16 oz cans diced tomatoes
2 tsp cumin powder
3 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp vinegar
1 7 oz can of whole green chiles, diced (I used 2 4oz cans of diced green chilies)
2 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
1 16 oz kidney or black beans
2 16 oz can chili or pinto beans
Directions:
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven. Once the pot is hot, add beef and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally then add onions, celery, pepper, garlic and jalapeno (if using). Sauté for about 3-4 minutes before adding tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chiles and beans. Add all spices and vinegar, stir and either cook covered on low heat on the stove top,on low in your crock pot; or at 250 degrees in the oven. Cook all day stirring throughout the day if you can. Don't forget to take out the bay leaf before serving. Enjoy!
The Results:
This was the best chili I have ever made. I used what I had on hand. I didn't have any stew meat so I just used some ground beef. I'm sure the stew meat would have been fantastic too. I thought it was perfectly spiced and some thought it was too spicy. You can definitely adjust the spice level to your taste. I loved this chili. This recipe is Pam's from For The Love of Cooking. If I could find my picture I made Honey Cornbread with this. It was yummy!

7 comments:

*Priscilla* said...

oh yummy. that chili looks so delicious! chili is the best winter or fall food ever.

HoneyB said...

Believe it or not I have never made chili with anything but ground beef or venison! I will have to try chili with some of my venison stew I still have in the freezer!

Pam said...

You made my day. Thanks for giving the chili a try and for giving me a shout out. I need to make this recipe with ground beef sometime too. I am so glad you liked it - it's a hit in our house. Great photos!

Kevin said...

That chili looks good! I like all of the chilies in it.

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Jan said...

Where are you? I thought I was the one that was AWOL.

Great looking chili, Nicole.

mikky said...

lovely recipe... :)