Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chili for Chilly Weather

There is nothing that says Fall like a hot steaming bowl of chili.  Whether it's for a football game or just a comfort need you can always find a recipe to suit your mood.  Now at my house we have vastly different opinions on how to make the chili.  Me, I like that sweet style of mixing the chili powder with cinnamon and nutmeg.  My husband on the other hand, likes the savory and spice of aromatic chili powders and jalapenos!  So most often I will whip up my hubby's favorite chili and make iron skillet of golden jalapeno corn bread to go along side.  The combination of corn bread with melted butter and that steamy bowl of chili just makes my mouth water thinking about it.  Today I am sharing my recipe for a pot of chili packed with chili powder punch!

Chili Me Chili

2lbs lean ground beef
1lb ground country style pork sausage
2 12oz cans chili ready tomatoes (I usually use Red Gold)
1 32oz can tomato sauce
2 32 oz cans Brooks Mild Chili Beans
1 16oz can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium onion chopped
1tbsp ancho chili pepper powder
1tbsp chipotle chili powder
1 tbsp chili con carne chili powder
1tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp no heat jalapenos
olive oil enough to coat the bottom of your pot
salt and pepper to taste

Brown you ground meat and sausage together. Drain in colander. While meat drains, in large pot add olive oil and turn to medium heat. Once hot add your chili powder, garlic powder, jalapenos and onions. Cook for about 3 mins. Warming your spices before adding them to your food makes the flavor really pop!  Add your chili ready tomatoes and sauce. Warm through. Add your meat and beans. Heat through then salt and pepper to taste. If it's not saucy enough, just add another small can of tomato sauce or diced tomatoes. If you don't have either on hand you can add a cup of beef broth. :):)
I get all my spices from Penzey's.   Add shredded cheese and sour cream for extra yumminess!



Shari said...

We had chili for dinner last night, but your recipe looks much better, especially with the addition of the pork sausage!! I like my chili spicy. Never heard of chili ready tomatoes, I will have to look when I am at the store today. I to have a cookbook in every room, sometimes 2 or 3 and a magazine or 2. Drives my husband crazy :) Are you going to share your cornbread recipe, PLEASE!!!

Not Quite The Farmer's Daughter said...

You got it Shari! Will post hopefully over the weekend :)