Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chili


Now that it is finally feeling like Autumn around here, I am in the mood for things like soup and chili for dinner. I have been making this chili recipe for years and have never actually documented it. It was kind of tricky trying to figure out how much of different spices that I add, but in the end, I think I got it right. This is only a semi-homemade recipe because I add this little helper:

But, I figure I add enough extras to still call it my own.
Carolyn's Easy Chili
by: Carolyn
3 cans of beans (any variety you like-I usually mix it up a bit, with a couple of kidneys (he he) and a small red or chili, or whatever)
2 cans tomato sauce
1 1/2 c. water
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 packages chili seasoning
2 tsp. minced garlic
3-4 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 can corn
a dash or two of chili powder (if you want to heat it up a little)

Throw all the ingredients into a large pot (you should probably open the canned items and dump them in, instead:). Stir it all up really well. Bring it to a boil, cover it and let it simmer on a low heat for as long as you want. It seems like the flavors come out better if I have let it simmer for 20-30 minutes. I always serve mine with corn bread, butter and honey.

1 comment:

  1. mmm. easy too. I should make this this weekend.

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