Tuesday, December 21, 2010

You Want It? You Got It! Easy Chili Recipe



In response to a comment left by Miz Helen, I am posting my Crock Pot Chili recipe...I use that term recipe very loosely of course.  It's more of a suggested ingredient list then you get to do some tweaking of your own.

It's never made exactly the same way twice but the basics are there.

Here's how I made it yesterday:

Crock Pot Chili a la Monday :)

2 lbs. browned ground venison/beef mix
2 cans tomatoes
Onion, chopped
Jalapeno Relish
Garlic Powder
Chili Powder
Cumin
Chipotle Seasoning

Dump it in the Crock Pot and set the temperature to low early in the day.
Stir once after a couple of hours.
By supper, it's ready to eat.  There is something to be said for simplicity.  :)

Explanations on how this chili came to be:

  • I had browned a big batch of ground venison and hamburger together a while back and needed to use it out of the freezer.
  • I had a bunch of tomatoes from various sales so I just grabbed whatever flavors were closest to me which happened to be Fire Roasted & Sweet Onion.
  • From our CSA I had masses of green onions that I have been chopping and freezing so I just dumped a good handful in the pot.
  • A couple of years ago we had an over abundance of jalapenos in our garden so were trying to find ways to use them up.  I looked in my Maw-maw's old cookbooks and found a recipe for Jalapeno Relish.  It consists of onions, jalapenos, vinegar, and a pinch of sugar.  It will definitely cure what ails ya!

If you have ever thought that you life was missing a little something, it may be that you have never come across the Tone's brand Chipotle Seasoning.  This stuff is golden.
It gives just enough kick to just about anything.
Roll baked potatoes in it instead of salt before you wrap them in foil and bake them.
Sprinkle it over roasted veggies.
Put it in soups, chilis, beans, oh my word...anything!
It is awesome and sometimes is tricky to find.  Sam's carries it - sometimes.  It is worth the hassle trying to track it down...or just get it from Amazon.  What did we do before Amazon?

On another note, I put in the menu plan that I would have this Tuesday with cornbread waffles but it smelled so good while it was cooking that I decided to serve it last night instead.
Also, I had forgotten about a cast iron divided cornbread pan that I picked up at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago and decided to try it out instead of the waffles.
I was a little skeptical since I thought it would be a huge hassle getting all of those wedges of cornbread out of the pan if they stuck but wanted to give it a go.
Let me say that I am sold on the wedge!
That yummy crust that you get on the edge of traditional cornbread is all the way around this way (just like with a waffle).
There was no problem flopping them out of the pan either. 

This is part of Full Plate Thursday.

4 comments:

  1. I'll have to get hubby to try this one. I don't do chili, but he loves an experimenting recipe :-)

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  2. Hi Pary,
    This sure looks like a great tasting chili. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. It's such an easy and tasty one pot meal. :)

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