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My Dad’s Famous Chili

January 5, 2014

We’ve pretty much been snowed in for the past few days which always makes me want to cook comfort food! Knowing that we weren’t going to venture out this weekend I figured I’d go with two of our favorites…. Chili and Pot Roast.

Jason’s favorite is chili, any kind of chili, I make many variations, including sweet potato chili, white chicken chili, and turkey chili, so when I told him I was going to make the original chili he got very excited. I’m personally not a big fan of beans, which is why I make so many variations. However, I’ve always loved my dad’s chili, especially when he leaves some on the side for me with no beans. 🙂

I have learned now that there are others like me, who like chili but don’t like beans, so it’s best to split the pot and leave some without to keep everyone happy!

Here’s the famous chili recipe, with my twist inspired by my dads Texas style chili.

Recipe
Oil (I use olive) for the pan
1 Pound ground Beef
1 lb sausage (out of casing)
1lb beef cubes
1 large onion
1 Red bell Pepper
1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons of ground garlic
2 large cans diced tomatoes
¼ to 1/3 cup of chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
Pinch of cayenne pepper (depends on the heat you want)
2 Cans of Beans (you could be creative and I use cannelloni)

In a large pot or dutch oven brown the beef

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Dice the onion, pepper, and garlic
Add the onion, pepper, garlic and worcestershire sauce to the pan and cook until soft

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Add Beef to the pan and mix with the veggies

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Add Chopped Tomatoes and spices
Bring the Mixture to a boil

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Reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours

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Add Beans and cook for another 30 minutes.

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