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Friday, September 4, 2009

♥♥♥ Foodie Friday ~ Chili on a cool night ♥♥♥

Thanks Gollum for hosting Foodie Friday... Go on over to Designs by Gollum and check out the rest of the great bloggers who have participated in this fun event... Lots of food stories, great recipes & fun ideas...

It is getting chilly in the evenings here in Arkansas so one of the first things my honey always wants when the weather gets cooler is Chili. So I decided to make it for him without hesitation since I love Chili too... I also usually make enough to freeze some so we can have it another night without all the fuss of cooking... Just heat it up and serve!

Donna's Easy Chili

2 # Ground beef
2 Large Onions - chopped
2 Large Green Peppers - chopped
2 Garlic - minced
2-3 cans chili beans
2 cans pinto beans - drained
2 cans black beans - drained
2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel is good)
1/4 cup Chili Powder
Crushed red pepper to taste
1-2 TBS Cumin
1-2 TBS Turmeric
Black pepper to taste

Optional:1-3 cans of beef broth to add if chili is to thick
(depend on how thick or thin you like your chili)

NOTE: I add no salt because there is enough in the canned beans for me

Saute onions & green peppers until tender

add ground beef & brown - breaking it up into small bits as it browns

Now it is time to add in all of the remaining ingredients. After you have added in the rest of the ingredients stir them all together and bring the chili to a boil. Once the chili starts to boil reduce the heat and simmer for 1-2 hours.

Be sure to stir every 15 to 20 minutes.

After about 2 hours we have our bowl of chili.
Just add your favorite cheese and other toppings and grab a spoon and enjoy!
It will be even better the second day but who can wait that long.

Extras ingredients you can add after it is cooked if desired: Sour Cream,
Cheddar cheese, Corn, Fritos, Macaroni, Mexican cheese, and hot sauce.
So if it is getting cooler where you are at, sit down and enjoy a big bowl
Until Later
Hugs And Kisses


happytrails said...

I can't wait to try the chili recipe. It looks delicious!!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Donna...that chili would really hit the spot on these chilly nights in Indiana. Saw your Tone spices...we once stopped at the Tone spice factory near Ankeny, Iowa. THe parking lot smelled like cinnamon, no lie. Oh, we miss our rambling days in the RV. Jim's driving semi again...still a big rig, still a diesel....just not our Journey!

Margie M. said...

We love Chili here at our house and your recipe looks like a keeper. Glad Foodie Friday was a success.

Margie M.

susan said...

Chili is beginning to sound good! I love "winter" food. I will be craving this or a big pot of veg/beef soup on the first really chilly night!

Tootsie said...

I LOVE CHILI!!!! I am so totally going to try this!!!
totally??? what am I 14? lol

Rick said...

I'm the chili maker in our house, so I'm definitely going to give your recipe a try - it sure looks good. One question, after browning the ground beef, could I just put everything in the crockpot and leave it for 8-10 hours to slow cook? That's how I usually make chili.

Diana said...

Looks wonderful. I'm going to try it. Might replace the ground beef with chicken though, if that's not too sacreligious...

Southerncook said...

I love a good Chile and I have found that adding a little cumin adds so much to the recipe. Great recipe.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Donna, that looks so good! My husband makes chili for us - it's one of his few winter specialties. He cooks out frequently in the summer. I'm about ready for a big bowl of chili-especially after seeing yours. laurie

Jerry and Suzy said...

Wow! We are chili loving folks as well, but 1/2 cup of chili powder sounds like a lot! We may have to take on this challenge and see for ourselves.

Ellie and Jim said...

Donna...What a great looking recipe...I'll try it on one of these chilly,rainy days in the northwest...Thanks for posting the recipe and we do enjoy your journal....Hugs...Jim

bj said...

Ummmm...I do love homemade chili. It is just cool enuf here today (we had a good rain last night) and now you have me craving chili.
Have a wonderful day..

Helen said...

Mornin'!! Could there be anything better than chile with all the fixings on a cool crisp Fall evening? I don't think so. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary Bergfeld said...

It's hard to believe that chili season is just about upon us. Your recipe looks delicious and your photos are terrific. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

honeysuckle said...

Sounds so good. Love that flavorful, warm taste of it. Thanks for sharing. It will be great on a cold fall day. Have a great Labor Day!

Renee said...

This looks SO good!

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, y'know, one of my favorites over the years is chili!! This looks so good!! Yummy.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope your holiday weekend is super.

Picket said...

Oh that looks so good girl...we love chili in this family and it takes a couple of huge pots for all of us! lol
Hope all is well with you and yours and that you have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!

Baba said...

Good morning Donna, I am awake early, because my two grandsons ages 9 and 11 are coming to stay at my house for three days while our daughter goes to Vegas with her husband..a fun week-end with boys!!!

Your Chili recipe looks great.. I will make some later in the month.. thanks for sharing it with all of us.
Hugs, Baba

SmilingSally said...

I love chili, and even though the temperatures are still in the 80s, I could go for some!

The Berry's Patch said...

That looks delicious!! I'm going to print this one off...I wonder if I could switch out beef for ground turkey. I'm sure it will work. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love your chili,so many types of beans in it. Can't wait to have some again.

Love Ya,

Justine said...

Oh, I love chili, but it's still so sweltering hot here I can't even think about it! Why is that though? Just about everything you serve for dinner is hot, so what the hell is the difference?
Anyway, I've never seen anyone use so many different kinds of beans in one pot of chili. The fumes in your RV must have been incredible! LOL

Justine :o )

cherry said...

Yummmm girl! My Mom always used chili con carne in hers....which I can never find around these parts. Will have to try your recipe out. Hey does Tassie ever make it out west to oregon??? I love reading up on your travels. So fun! hugs, cherry

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I see you have started following my blog! Thank you. You will get to see RVing from the other side of the counter. Funny that you posted a chili recipe since I am planning a salsa and chili cook-off for my big Halloween event this year! I will have to try this out.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Oh Donna, that big pot of chili of yours has got me craving some! I love Rotell tomatoes too! All your adventures look like so much fun. Hope you had a wonderful summer!

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