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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

{My Recipe For The Day}



Well I am going to be working so I am making chili for my guys, and I have an easy recipe and I don't like using packaged mixes because they have msg, and to much salt |Husband is highly sensitive to salt|
So I choose red beans and soaked them overnight, rinse and add water to cover

1 onion cut in good size chunks
6 cloves garlic chopped slightly |no need to fuss|
2 tbsp olive oil
I sauteed these until caramelized, then add to the beans while they cook to infuse flavors
Cook for 2 hours, boil beans gently and stir very little to prevent breaking of skins, add water as necessary Do Not Drain |Hint|
I will brown 2 lbs lean burger, drain to add to beans, to this I will add these spices
1 tsp of dry cumin
1 tsp dry chili powder
1 tsp dry garlic granules
1 tsp dry minced onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce |no salt|
After beans are tender I add the burger, spices, tomatoes and tomato sauce and simmer for about 15 minutes on very low, again stirring slightly to prevent breaking of skins.

Variations
| Variation Just before serving I will add a can of diced green chilies |
| Serve with your favorite crusty bread or crackers| Top with grated cheese
| Add 1/2 medium chopped green pepper with onion and garlic|
| Use leftovers on chips to make nachos|
| Husband uses them in his breakfast added to scrambled eggs, delish

28 comments:

  1. Karen, you are making me so hungry..lol Sounds like a recipe I will be trying. Thanks for posting this!! I joined your blog also...so cute!

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  2. Yum. Looks like a great chili recipe. Thanks!

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  3. My dude is always making chili...but he's the kind that throws everything into the pot and never follows a recipe...LOL

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  4. I found your blog through another blog. I'm now following you and would love for you to come check me out. Thanks

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  5. I love Chili recipes. This looks good.

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  6. There is nothing like a good bowl of chili..I am your newest follower via blog hop.Visit when you can.
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  8. Chili is such a good winter treat! We had some last night served with Fritos. found you through welcome wednesday and became a new follower. Would love to have you follow back!
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  10. This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Just wanted to come back and let you know I followed you also!
    Midwestern Moms

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  11. I'm a new follower, I'd love for you to follow back!

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  12. New follower because I LOVE chili. Thanks for sharing this!!!

    Clay

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  13. That sounds delicious! I wish I would have had this last weekend when I was looking for Chili recipes :) I'm following back.

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  14. That looks great! I can't wait to try it. I'm following from WW. Come by and visit me @ iheartpaperbacks.blogspot.com

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  15. That looks amazing!!

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  17. I love to serve homemade chili with Megas. Cut 10 to 12 corn tortillas into 1 inch squares. Saute in about 2-3 Tbls. of oil with 1/2 cup of diced onion and 1 tsp. garlic powder. Saute until onion is translucent. Add two lightly beaten eggs, mix and continue to cook until eggs are set. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar on top. Turn off heat and cover until cheese is melted. I like to include one jalapeno with the onion for a little kick. The combination is delicious.

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  22. I love Chili. Thanks for sharing

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  23. That looks so dang good!

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    thanks!

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  25. Thanks for sharing your recipe for Mommy Madness! :D I'm a new follower and looking forward to seeing more!

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