Chilli its the best food for this time of year

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by cybercat, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    I am making Chilli tonight since it is wet and cold out. For some reason I always crave it around now. There is a interesting history article on winkipede well worth a read.

    I am going to list my type of chilli making. Would love to see others recipes too. There are so many variations this should be a great thread.

    Tamara's 5 bean chilli

    1 whole onion carmelized
    2 cloves of garlic chopped
    1 pound of meat (any type you want)
    1 can of chilli beans
    1 can of black beans
    1 can of dark kidney beans
    1 can of garbonzo beans
    1 can of northern bearns
    3 small cans of tomatoe sauce (its is what i had on hand)
    1 small bag of baby carrots (helps cut gas from beans)
    1 can of whole or chopped tomatoes ( today i used cherry tomatoes since Ihad alot on hand)
    kethsup use how much as needed I usually do 2 healthy squirts
    sugar to cut acid of tomatoes couple tlbs or to taste
    spices to taste as follow
    chilli power
    cayenne pepper

    I start with cooking onions till browned and add garlic then meat then beans and carrotts and all the rest. I cook on med while adding everything then turn down to simmer for the rest of the time. I will also change my beans too some if I can not find one. Like last time could not find carbonzo so use light kidneys another time use navey instead of northern. But the first 3 types of beans are a must for me.

    So lets see your recipe. We just did half a cow so Ihave alot of meat to use for chilli. I just love it for these cold days.
  2. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Oh I love Chili goes along with Hockey night up here ....

    I just make it as I go ....
    usually Two can diced tomato's
    tomato paste
    tomato juice
    Tomato soup
    diced celery/green peppers/onions/garlic
    ground pork
    ground beef
    two cans of brown beans in Tomato sauce
    Chili powder
    salt /pepper

    I bring to a boil all the liquids and veggies and cook for an hour on low
    I season the meat with garlic powder and chili powder for an hour while waiting
    and then add the meat and let it cook on low for another hour and a half and then add the beans and cook another 30 minutes ...

    If I am feeding adults I add Kidney beans drained and rinsed....maybe a little diced hot pepper kids do not like Kidney beans or hot peppers
    Kids love to eat it with natcho's and cheese ...

    We just got half a cow also ....hubby put new burners on the BBQ so I have T Bone stks waiting for Sunday dinner or else I'd be making Chili !!!! Now I have a craving ...
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Yum... good idea! I never put northern or black beans in my chili..
    I'll have to try it..
  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    2 lbs ground chuck
    1 lb cooked beans-pinto or kidney
    2 med. onions
    1 green pepper
    1 tomato
    Chili powder
    Black pepper
    Lawry's seasoned salt
    Celery seed
    Tomato soup or tomato sauce

    Brown meat and onions, add everything else, cook on low for 1 hour

    Occasioally we add elbow macaroni for chili mac

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