It’s the time of year where I make a lot of pots of chili. I made one to bring on the trip we’re on right now. I’ll make one for the bonfire party we have every year in November.
I’ve never posted a recipe before because I’m far from being a great cook but I’ll be brave and share the one for chili.
My chili recipe is a mish mash. I think I do it a bit different every year. I have a huge electric roaster that I make it in since I’m usually making chili for a large crowd.A couple of pounds of lean hamburger. A pound of hot Italian Sausage.
Fry the meat in a pan and drain the fat. I peel the sausage and scramble fry it. Then I transfer it to the roaster.
Then I saute whatever veggies I have on hand in the pan. (I like lots of veggies in my chili)Onions and (lots of) garlic Mushrooms Peppers Zucchini
Transfer that to the roaster.
Then I throw in various herbs and spices to the roaster. Like:Italian Seasoning Oregano Chili Powder (of course) Salt and Pepper Worchestire Sauce Hot Pepper Sauce (if ya want it spice) Pepper Flakes Cinnamon (yes, cinnamon!) Sugar (a couple of teaspoons)
Stir that all up for a couple of minutes.Then I add a cup or two (depending on how much your making) of beef broth. Add, 2 cans of tomato paste. Stir that around for a bit. Add, 2 or 3 cans of diced tomatoes.
Let that simmer for about a 1/2 hour.Then add the cans of kidney beans, beans in tomato sauce, and canned corn.
I like to make my chili the day before I need it. I let it simmer for several hours and then the next day it’s awesome.