Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Homemade Chili

Yesterday it was wonderfully cool outside, so I took the opportunity to cook up some spicy chili. Here's my recipe and some pictures too, quality sucks since they are only from my iPod.

What you'll need:
1 pound ground beef, turkey, or chicken
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced (any type works)
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 fresh tomato, diced
5 garlic cloves (more or less)
hot peppers of your choice (I used a jalapeno, jupiter, cayenne, and banana pepper)
1 large can of kidney beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 tbs oregano
1 tbs cumin
3 tbs chili powder
cilantro (about a handful)
salt and pepper
2 cup chicken, beef, or vegetable stock (water works too!)

What'cha do...

First heat a large pot on medium heat and brown the meat of your choice, drain any greece/liquid half way through for best results. Once the meat is browned add the celery, onion, and green pepper.
Let the veggies cook a little bit while you prepare the garlic and hot peppers. I just put the garlic straight into my magic bullet along with the peppers after taking the seeds out. Make sure you wash your hands really well after handling the peppers. Once you give those either a quick chop, puree, or whatever you please add them to the pot too. Cook until the onions are almost translucent.

Next, add the spices and stir. Then add all the cilantro, canned tomato products and the fresh tomato, stir again.

You'll need to drain and rinse the beans, once you've done that add them too.

Next, add the stock or water, you might not want to use all of it, or you might want to use more.

I like my chili really spicy so I added some dried cayenne pepper, paprika, and Siracha Hot sauce.

Let it simmer for at least 30-45 minutes on low. The longer it simmers the yummier it gets!

Note: for a vegetarian version substitute meat with more beans of your choice and corn goes great too!


(yes, that last one was taken on my patio floor for best light... ;))

And if making chili doesn't make you happy maybe cats and babies do...


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