YACR ( Yet Another Chili Recipe )
Chili is Hearty Food. Love a good bowl of chili ?
So many variations on the #recipes for this wonderful #comfortfood !
In Austin, Texas, Tex-Mex cuisine is everywhere. This may or may not be Tex-Mex tradition but chili is a big deal! Everybody claims to know how to make thee best chili ever!!
After trying out different recipes, finally came up with one of my own that my family enjoyed. In fact, one Christmas holiday (because I know how much Texas folk love their chili), made Christmas cards with my chili recipe and let my daughter give them to her teachers.
So here is the recipe. Sorry. Don't have my own pictures. Took an image from Pixabay that looks similar to mine (only my chili is a little bit thicker and meatier).
* * * Fox's Chili Recipe * * *
1 to 2 lbs lean ground beef(or turkey)
One large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
Chopped red bellpepper (optional)
2 Seasoning (Low Sodium) Envelopes:
- McCormick Taco Seasoning
- McCormick Chili Seasoning
(Adjust to your taste. Don't use the entire packet if you don't want to.)
1 can (15.5 oz) Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
1 jar (16 oz) of Old El Paso Salsa (Medium heat)
1 small can (8 oz) Hunt's tomato sauce (roasted garlic flavor)
1 large can (32 oz) Bush's dark red kidney beans, drain liquid
1 large can (32 oz) Bush's black beans, drain liquid
High heat, large sauce pan or a dutch oven pot, brown ground meat and drain off any excess fat.
On medium heat add in onions (and bell pepper); and season the meat/onion/bellpepper mixture with the seasoning packets. Mix thoroughly.
Throw in the all the remaining ingredients, lower heat, let cook (about 15 - 20 minutes), stirring occasionally - until all the flavors come together.
Make a huge bowl of salad with: one head of iceberg lettuce, halved grape or cherry tomatoes, and large cucumber, thinly sliced. Avocado (if you can afford it.) Salad dressing? Your choice.
Serve chili in a bowl with the salad as a side.
Lay out the sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, more chopped onions, green onions, red onions, corn bread, tortilla chips, taco shells, whatever you like!
You don't have to use name brand products. I do because the quality of the product is usually consistent, so the recipe should taste the same every time! That's just me. Enjoy!!
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/bowl-chili-food-ribbon-157055/ by OpenClipartVectors