Our new favorite chili!

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Brandon and I are both excited for the fall … we’re ready for college football, bonfires, and changing leaves.

So in the fall spirit, I decided to make chili last weekend.

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I’ve made chili in the past, and Brandon didn’t love it.  He doesn’t like “sweeter-tasting” chilis, so this time, I decided to go spicy. Winking smile

I found a recipe at the Food Network website that looked really great and had really good reviews.  I tweaked it a little for our taste, and the following recipe is the result!

Our New Favorite Chili

Recipe modified from Jamie Deen’s chili recipe.

(Serves 8-10)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes
  • 1.5 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2.5 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can black beans
  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans kidney beans
  • 2 packages chili seasoning mix

Directions:

  • Brown beef and sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain.

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  • Drain and rinse beans.

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  • Dice green peppers and onions.

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  • Throw everything into the crock-pot.

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Warning: The mixture will fit into a standard-size crock-pot, but it will be filled to the very top!

  • Cook on low for 7-10 hours (whatever time works best for you!). You may want to stir it once or twice.

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  • Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.

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This chili was delicious.  It was smoky and spicy, without being too spicy.

A co-worker of Brandon’s had made a recommendation of serving peanut butter crackers with our chili.  He said it was the only way to eat chili.

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Our thoughts?  It tasted like peanut butter crackers and chili. Smile with tongue out  It didn’t taste bad, but it didn’t taste good either!  I would just stick with normal crackers or tortilla chips!!

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This recipe made a TON of leftovers!

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I froze several containers, and they will make great lunches on weekends when I don’t want to think about what we’re eating!  And then I put a a couple containers in the fridge for my lunches this past week. Smile

I really hope you make this.  It was so easy and so delicious!  It would be a great dish for parties or tailgating!

Question for ya …

Do you prefer sweet or spicy chili?

What do you love most about the fall season?

I love college football, pumpkin spice lattes, and cool (but not cold!) weather! Smile

 



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