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
green bell pepper, chopped
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:
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!