Friday, October 13, 2006


Pixelle just reminded me that I'd said I would post pics of the chilli. (I'm not really sure about sharing the recipe!) :-)

Thanks for the reminder, Pixelle!

So that is what it looked like in the pan when I finally mixed everything in there. Geez, I hate these bad photos.

Anyway, it turned out fabulously! I always worry when I make it because I never seem to do the same thing twice. I mean, I just toss stuff in and see how it mixes. This time I used fresh tomatoes when usually I use frozen (from my garden) or canned. I really liked the consistancy with the fresh. I also put a lot more garlic than I usually do and it was great! I LOVE garlic.

Most chilli recipes that I've seen mix the uncooked ground beef (or whatever meat) in the pot with all the other stuff. Well, I don't do that. I cook my ground beef with several spices (a touch of oregano, basil, lots of black pepper, a dash of salt and garlic (how much depends on my mood at the time).

While the meat is cooking, I put everything else in the big pot. Here is what I add:

Kidney beans, dark or light, drained
onion, chopped
green bell pepper, chopped
tomatoes, chopped
garlic, diced
tomato sauce
tomato paste

Then I drain the meat and add it to the pot. Stir it up a bit and then I add spices. I never add the same spices twice. This time I used:

black pepper

And of course, tons of chilli powder.

Anywho, there ya have it. It sure has been good. And one pot of this can last me for weeks. I usually freeze half of it to have later, but right now my freezer is full and there is no room. So I've been having chilli at least once a day. :-) It will be good to have this weeked as the temps are supposed to drop again. I think the low tonight is supposed to be 38? Yay! I guess this means I need to close the windows! :-)

Okay, now I'm really going to go watch Snatch!



Lana said...

It looks yummy to me. i love home made chili and make my own often. LOL! Now I want chili and cornbread. I'm hungry. LOL!

Manic Witch said...

Your recipe is very similar to mine, but I add a "secret" can of beer. Seriously, there is something about the malty taste that just adds that "little something" to it. And it cooks out so no one is getting a buzz from it.
I also make mine in the crockpot. I let that sucker cook all day and don't have to worry about it.