Monday, January 11, 2010


The other day I looked at our indoor/outdoor thermometer.
This is what I saw:

I knew what needed to be made. Chili!

Here's my version (using a slow cooker):


1lb ground beef
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped ~ optional
3 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2  ~ 15 1/2 oz cans red kidney beans, drained
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
16 oz can mexican style diced tomatoes
2 ~ 10 oz cans tomatoes with green chili peppers
1 ~ 6 oz can tomato paste
1 cup ~ or more (depending on how soupy you prefer your chili) tomato or vegetable juice

Top with:  shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and chips (we prefer fritos)


1.  Brown ground beef with garlic and jalapeno.  Drain fat.  Mix in chili powder and cumin ~ cook 2-3 minutes more

2.  Combine meat mixture, beans, onion, green pepper, celery, undrained tomatoes (all), tomato paste and juice in a slow cooker.

3.  Cover and cook on high for about 4 hours.

4.  Serve with sour cream , shredded cheese and chips.

A little warm meal to take the chill off these cold days!


Lisa Anne said...

Another super cold post. LOL I'm blogging about the cold weather tomorrow. LOL Seems everyone else is.

I love me some chili, just with no beans. I don't like beans.

Jennifer Juniper said...

I'm so glad to see cumin in your ingredients! So often people leave that out and it makes such a difference! I also chop up a carrot and sautee it with my onions and peppers for a little sweetness, shhhh!