Saturday, December 18, 2010


I really don't have a recipe for this, and you don't need one either. Chili is one of those dishes that you can make to your taste and according to what you have in your pantry.  I like to use ground beef and red beans, but you can easily substitute ground turkey and kidney beans. If you like a mild chili, leave out the Rotel and perhaps add some green pepper.
2 tbl olive oil
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 fat garlic cloves, chopped
1 can Rotel (I use mild)
2 small cans or 1 large can tomato sauce
1 can beef broth
1 bay leaf
chili powder
cumin powder
coriander powder (if you don't have, just add a little more cumin)

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil with a pinch of salt. Season with some chili, cumin, coriander, and pepper.  Add the meat and cook until no longer pink.  Season again with some chili, cumin, coriander, and pepper. 
Add Rotel, beans, tomato sauce, beef broth, bay leaf.  Taste and reseason with chili, cumin, coriander, and pepper.  Cook, partially covered, on top of the stove for 1-2 hours. Stir occasionally and add a little water if it begins to stick.  For crock pot, move everything to crockpot and cook on high 1 hour and low 5 hours.
Cook on top of the

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