Chili – What’s Your favorite recipe?

During and right after the Super Bowl, it seemed like Chili was the hot item. I watch Food Network and saw a show on the Chili Cook-off and even Emeril shared some interesting recipes. Whole Foods Market even put out three recipes in their flyer not too long ago too! So I got thinking… everyone has their own recipe for chili, and every person thinks theirs is the best (and let’s face it, they are all good!). Let’s share our recipes and see how many different ones we have and can taste. I know my aunt/uncle have a white chili (it’s in the cookbook – but you can still post it), and I make mine with ground turkey and black beans. My dad makes his with ground beef or venison and kidney beans. My friend does more of a chili con carne and adds chunks of beef and pork to hers. There is white chili, vegetarian chili, meaty chili, bean-less chili… some have corn and veggies, while others are very simple. Let’s have some fun and share…maybe some day we can have a chili cook-off of our own!


  1. David F. Dessis said:

    Sue, Kenny seems like he’ll eat anything if you season it right… as for everyone else… I love Erin’s chili… except I add much more cayenne than she does… I like it Hot! Right Sweetie?

    February 14, 2004
  2. Sue said:

    Not chili fan, sorry… but Kenny likes it so I’m going to steal some recipes…

    February 13, 2004
  3. Kim said:

    Clark’s Chili

    2 lbs. ground beef or ground venison
    1 cup diced onion
    1 cup diced green pepper
    3 cans Red Kidney beans
    1 tsp. salt
    3 Tbsp. chili powder
    1 qt. Can tomatoes
    1 small jar of sauce
    Red pepper to taste

    Sauté meat with the diced onion and peppers. Drain excess grease or oil if used to fry the meat. Use a cast iron skillet if you have one! When veggies are tender add tomatoes with juice and all the spices. Simmer until all the flavors meld and thicken. Add drained kidney beans.

    February 13, 2004
  4. La said:

    Mine is not complicated…
    1 can cannelloni beans
    1 quart tomatoes from my garden
    hamburger- how ever much I have (usually don’t do a lot of meat)cooked with some onion.
    Add a TBS of Williams chili seasoning- chili on a cold day!

    February 13, 2004
  5. Erin said:

    Black Bean Turkey Chili

    1 pound ground turkey (or lean ground beef)
    ½ cup chicken broth or a little oil
    2-3 Tbsp. minced garlic
    1 small white or yellow onion chopped
    1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
    1 sm. (14.5 oz.) can of Hunts tomato sauce
    1 (15.5 oz.) can black beans (drained)
    1 whole jalapeño, diced (I just use the stuff already sliced and dice them)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Few hard shakes of Red Hot (gives it great flavor)
    3-4 Tbsp. chili powder
    Cayenne pepper or red pepper to taste (if desired)

    Brown the meat in the bottom of a medium pot using some chicken broth or oil to keep it from sticking to the pan. Add chopped onion and garlic and sauté a few minutes longer.

    Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, black beans (drained), diced jalapeño pepper, spices and hot sauce. Using the empty tomato can, fill it with water and add some to the mixture.

    Simmer for at least an hour or until chili reaches desired thickness. Serve with grated cheddar cheese or sour cream over the top if desired.

    * You can also add chopped green peppers if you desire. I do not care for it, but you can use it.

    February 13, 2004

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