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my first chili. October 2, 2009

Filed under: housewifery — cupcakesupremacy @ 12:58 pm

A while back I decided I wanted to try my hand at making chili. I was a little scared, having never made anything similar before, but I had the internet at the tip of my fingers and my mom (who makes awesome chili) is usually only a phone call away.

So I went for it and only had to make one phone call to my mom (who never actually answered). The chili was pretty awesome. It was very spicy and I didn’t even throw in the jalapeño I had. I deem it a success and now that I have chili under my apron, I’m itching to make my own pasta sauce. (The true measure of a cook when you’re Italian.)

and so it went from this...

and so it went from this...

to this...

to this...

Recipe (adapted from various sources)

1lb ground chuck
1lb hot italian sausage
3 15oz cans chili beans in sauce (i used bush’s (2 medium, 1 hot))
2 15oz cans diced tomatoes
1 6oz can tomato paste
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1.5 bell peppers chopped (i used already chopped from the store so mine was red, green and yellow)
1 small can green chilies
2 cubes beef bullion
3 tbs chili powder
1 tbs worcestershire sauce
1 tbs minced garlic
1 tbs dried oregano (i had none so i used majoram)
2 ts ground cumin
2 ts hot pepper sauce (i used tapatio which is pretty hot, next time ill use less or something milder)
1 ts dried basil
1 ts salt (at least. i added more later to taste)
1 ts ground black pepper (again, more to taste)
1 ts cayenne pepper
1 ts paprika
1 ts white sugar
4oz beer

Serves 6-8

It was pretty simple, I browned the meat then added all the beans/vegetables, cooked for a few minutes, added all the spices/hot sauce/worcestershire/beer, gave it a good stir to combine everything and cooked on low for probably 4 hours. I alternated the lid on/off so it wasn’t too wet or too thick. The end!


2 Responses to “my first chili.”

  1. […] stole and modified the recipe that Katrina has up on her blog. I went for less spicy options of chili beans in sauce and I got sweet italian sausage instead of […]

  2. […] realized that using the crock-pot more than once or twice a week is INSANE. In my freezer I have this and some of this plus more Wedding Soup (which I have not posted about yet) than I know what to do […]

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