Sunday, November 9, 2008

Chili

It is a cold and rainy Sunday, which makes it a perfect day to make a pot of chili. I am going to try the recipe below:

- 2lbs ground beef or turkey - 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 16oz. can whole tomatoes - 1 T crushed red pepper
- 1 15oz. can tomato sauce - 1/2 t freshly ground pepper
- 16oz. beer or water - 2oz. chili powder
- 8oz. tomato juice - 1 bay leaf
- 2 6oz. cans tomato paste - 1 T cumin

In a large pot, crush the whole tomatoes, stir in the tomato sauce, tomato juice, onion, crushed red pepper, ground pepper and water/beer. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and crumble in half of the meat, then add the tomato paste, cumin and chili powder. Now crumble in the remaining meat and simmer uncovered for an hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

This is an easy recipe and the chili can be made as spicy as you like.

3 comments:

Lisa... said...

Sounds yummy. I'm going to sample a white bean and chicken chili this weekend, I think. Our temps are in the low 70s. I guess it's Fall.

L.

Paul's Blog said...

The Cafe hopes that you post the recipe for the white chili, if it meets the high standards of the Hacienda!

Lisa... said...

The weather isn't cooperating - back into the 80s. No chili when temps are in the 80s, darn it!

L.