Friday, October 18, 2013


Perfect fall comfort food. I have a tendency to make things without measuring precisely, so when I actually make chili I don't actually measure out the spices, they just get tossed in. And my secret weapon when making chili is weird as that may sound. Just squirt some in there and it'll help out the flavor a lot, and no one will know except you. And me. And everyone else who reads this...

I've also heard that cocoa is a good thing to put in, to bring out the flavor, so that might be something to try!

Chili Recipe
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid
1 can mixed vegetables
1/8 cup ketchup
black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
1. Combine ground beef, onion, and garlic in large pot over medium heat, cook until meat is browned.
2. Stir in chili powder, salt, oregano, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and ketchup. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to simmer, and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
3. Stir in beans. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes; stir occasionally.
The mixed vegetables was mainly thrown in there because I wanted to get rid of it, but hey, a little green beans/carrots/corn never hurt anyone! The corn actually goes pretty well with the flavor anyway. 


  1. Chili, a favorite this time of year!
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  2. This sounds so good! I like the pictures.
    will comment back -