Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A "CHILI" January Day!

Chili Con Carne for a cold day in January!  I made a big batch yesterday and it's so handy (why don't I do this more often?).

I use a recipe that was on the label of a can of Red Kidney Beans back in the 1970's - that's when I was first married and learning how to cook!  I still use this same basic recipe now, with a few additions.  I didn't have red kidney beans on hand so I used a can of black beans.  Need to stock up on those beans!  I also added some crushed garlic.





Brown in 2 Tbsp. fat:
1 Cup chopped onion
1/4 Cup chopped green pepper
1 lb. ground lean beef
Add:
1 Can Red Kidney Beans
1 3/4 Cups stewed diced tomatoes
1 to 2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. vinegar
Simmer for one hour stirring frequently
I always add a can of mushrooms - drained, a can of corn niblets, a can of chick peas or white kidney beans, and sometimes a can of pork and beans.  We like this served with a garnish of fresh chopped peppers and small chunks of cheese!

It's hard to believe that just a few days ago we were
enjoying the warm sights, sounds, smells,
and tastes of Mexico!









Warm thoughts to you till next time.............

Rosella

2 comments:

  1. great pictures!!! very colourful and happy ... and a Marguerita with every meal?!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That Chilli looks good about right now, bright and colorful.
    It's good to keep those memories over the dark winter months.
    I love the colors of that hotel.

    ReplyDelete