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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Chili

I have been making Chili for years trying to get the most flavor and substance.  Chili has always been my favourite comfort food.

Here it is!

 - 1 lbs Ground Beef
 - Beef stock/boulion - 1 1/2 cups
 - 4 Vine Tomatoes - diced
 - 3 Cloves Garlic - diced
 - 1/2 Red Onion - diced
 - 3 Celery Sticks - Chopped
 - 2 tbsp Olive Oil
 - 1 tsp Salt
 - 2 tsp Fresh cracked pepper
 - 2 Cans Tomato soup
 - 1 Package Chili mix - Old Elpaso has good heat already and is my favourite
 - 1 tbsp Worchestershire Sauce
 - Favoutire Hot sauce - to taste
 - Kidney Beans
 - Pork and Beans - i like to add the Maple flavoured

   Brown ground beef in sauce pan until it just starts to carmalize and go dark brown.  Take off heat and place in bowl until later.  Add Olive oil to saucepan and red wine to deglaze from the ground beef.  Add in Onion.  Cook until onions begins to soften, add Garlic and Celery.  Sweat these items until the onoins start to turn translucent.
   Add back into the saucepan, the ground beef and tomoatoes, stir together and reduce heat to medium.  Season this mixture with salt and pepper then add in the tomato soup and beans and stir together.  Stir in the Beef stock, mix together.
   At this point start to add in the flavour.  Add entire package of Chili mix, worchestershire sauce and hot sauce.  Mix well and reduce heat to low.  Simmer for 20 minutes and add salt and pepper to taste.

This is a very simple recipe and i am sure there are many variations out there.  this is my favourite.  i have to keep the beans out sometimes as my boys arent big bean fans but it is still great tasting Chili.


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