Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chili Stew

This is my go to chili on a cold fall day! Right now we are just pretending its cold, when its 90 out. But come on its we are eating chili, and cranking up the air:) You can throw this together and have good chili in about 25 minutes, or you can throw it in the crock pot on low for a few hours and have great chili. This makes a big batch, so have some friends over, watch some football, and ENJOY!

1 lb. ground beef ( sometimes I use bison or turkey)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
2 cans hot chili beans
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz.)
1 can chopped green chiles
2 T. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt

  1. In a dutch oven, cook beef, onion, and green pepper over medium heat. When beef is cooked through, remove from heat and drain.
  2. Return beef mixture to medium heat and add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can mix up the beans, beef, and tomato combo to suit your needs. I use bison, beef, turkey or a mix depending what I have on hand. I also substitute black beans for one of the chili beans sometimes. Play with it to make it your own.


meg said...

instead of canned corn i use frozen its pretty yummy that way too! Kyle and i had that chilli for dinner saturday night its his favorite :)