Chili Ideas



I haven't blogged in awhile, because I just haven't been able to come up with a blog worthy topic. I've had Ideas, and I have sat down at the keyboard to post them to you, and I draw a blank. I guess I have had writers block of some sort. But tonight Im feeling passionate about chili.

Chili is a big deal around here. For me atleast. I love the stuff, and all the stuff you can do with it if you are lucky enough to have leftovers. Speaking of leftovers, chili is a great vessel for some of the leftovers you already have. Leftover corn, leftover shredded meat, left over coffee, and the list goes on.

I have made some great chili's and I've been itching to find someone in my circle of people who will do a chili cook-off with me. But my circle is small, and it includes mostly my parents and kids, and of those, my mom and dad are the only ones aside from me who cook, and they are the type that would likely let me win, so even if victory came, Id never really be secure in it.

Do you let your kids win at things? I have to admit I do sometimes, but then there are other times when I want them to know what it is to fail at something, and want to try harder, and become successful, so I don't let them win every time.. If it were a chili cook-off situation you can bet your bustle I would bring my A game.

To date here is my best chili recipe, but im still perfecting the ultimate bomb diggity, in yo face, what? what? chili recipe and when I find it, Ill be sure to let you know.


Chili Recipe

1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1 white onion
1 bell pepper chopped finely( I use red but you can use any color)
1 to 2 tbsp minced garlic  depending on your taste preference ( I like the stuff in the produce section already minced for you)
1 can Bush mild chili starter
1 can canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 can refried beans 
1 can Bush's mild chili beans 
1 can light red kidney beans
1 can black beans
2 cans original Rotel tomatoes with diced chilies
2 cans cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp hershey cocoa powder
1/3 cup brewed coffee
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
8 to 10 slices jarred jalapeno slices (sometimes I add a touch of the juice also)
dash of cinnamon (very minimal just enough to warm the belly without being a distinct flavor in the dish)
salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef, ground pork, onions and peppers, drain, add back to pot, add all other ingredients and let simmer on low, ( or in crock pot) for 5-6 hours stirring occasionally.

I hate that I don't have a picture of this recipe to share, I hope the recipe will stand alone, and be so awesome it will do its job anyway. Even the ugly child gets a date sometimes right?

For lack of chili images, let me share some of whats been going on in my Etsy shop, maybe you will find something you like, or some inspiration if you too are a decal maker.

  

   

melissa

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Chili Ideas



I haven't blogged in awhile, because I just haven't been able to come up with a blog worthy topic. I've had Ideas, and I have sat down at the keyboard to post them to you, and I draw a blank. I guess I have had writers block of some sort. But tonight Im feeling passionate about chili.

Chili is a big deal around here. For me atleast. I love the stuff, and all the stuff you can do with it if you are lucky enough to have leftovers. Speaking of leftovers, chili is a great vessel for some of the leftovers you already have. Leftover corn, leftover shredded meat, left over coffee, and the list goes on.

I have made some great chili's and I've been itching to find someone in my circle of people who will do a chili cook-off with me. But my circle is small, and it includes mostly my parents and kids, and of those, my mom and dad are the only ones aside from me who cook, and they are the type that would likely let me win, so even if victory came, Id never really be secure in it.

Do you let your kids win at things? I have to admit I do sometimes, but then there are other times when I want them to know what it is to fail at something, and want to try harder, and become successful, so I don't let them win every time.. If it were a chili cook-off situation you can bet your bustle I would bring my A game.

To date here is my best chili recipe, but im still perfecting the ultimate bomb diggity, in yo face, what? what? chili recipe and when I find it, Ill be sure to let you know.


Chili Recipe

1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1 white onion
1 bell pepper chopped finely( I use red but you can use any color)
1 to 2 tbsp minced garlic  depending on your taste preference ( I like the stuff in the produce section already minced for you)
1 can Bush mild chili starter
1 can canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 can refried beans 
1 can Bush's mild chili beans 
1 can light red kidney beans
1 can black beans
2 cans original Rotel tomatoes with diced chilies
2 cans cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp hershey cocoa powder
1/3 cup brewed coffee
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
8 to 10 slices jarred jalapeno slices (sometimes I add a touch of the juice also)
dash of cinnamon (very minimal just enough to warm the belly without being a distinct flavor in the dish)
salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef, ground pork, onions and peppers, drain, add back to pot, add all other ingredients and let simmer on low, ( or in crock pot) for 5-6 hours stirring occasionally.

I hate that I don't have a picture of this recipe to share, I hope the recipe will stand alone, and be so awesome it will do its job anyway. Even the ugly child gets a date sometimes right?

For lack of chili images, let me share some of whats been going on in my Etsy shop, maybe you will find something you like, or some inspiration if you too are a decal maker.

  

   

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