Monday, October 24, 2011

It's Not Chilly Here....

...but we like our chili during the fall and winter months.  I'm skipping Menu Plan Monday this week since we failed miserably last week with our menu.  So I carried over most of our meals from last week and hopefully this week turns out a little better!

Instead of a new menu this week I am sharing my chili recipe.  We have had a tradition since we were first married to make chili every Sunday night during the fall and winter months.  It is a quick & easy recipe to make after a busy weekend.

Here is my famous chili recipe, well maybe not famous but we like it!

Start with 1 lb. of hambuger. Chop and brown in skillet.

When hamburger is cooked, add a few dashes of onion powder and garlic powder. Now I normally use fresh garlic, but I prefer garlic powder in this recipe but you could also use fresh garlic.  Cook a few minutes. Then add chili seasoning and cook a few more minutes.

Add tomato paste and 1 cup of water.  Combine until tomato paste is incorporated with water and hamburger.

Add can of beans and final cup of water.  Mix together.  Cook until boiling then turn down and simmer for at least 10-15 minutes. The longer it simmers the more the flavors infuse.

Serve with your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!

I make my own chili seasoning so you could use your favotie in place of my seasoning.  Although I am planning to sell it in my Etsy store once it is open! If you are interested in the seasoning before my shop opens just email me.

This chili recipe is very flexible and you can make it your own.  Experiment and add ingredients you and your family would like.  Here are some options:  
  • Onions
  • Green Peppers
  • Diced Tomatoes 
  • Variety of beans (sometimes we use both kidney and pinto beans)
Toppings are also great on top of chili, here is what we like on ours:
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Frito's
  • Onions--I put onions on top of mine since I can not cook with onions (B is allergic). 
Andrea’s Homemade Chili

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What do you like in your chili? Hope you enjoy the recipe!


  1. I love that meat breaker upper thingy majig. If my stove was level it would be awesome! s it is when things start boiling they start sliding off the coil thingy.

  2. i add a can of corn in ours... i love the little bit of sweetness it adds!


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