Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday night Chili!

Sunday nights are probably one of my favorite parts of the weekend. While it is bitter sweet that the weekend is coming to an end, I still love a home cooked meal while watching the Amazing Race or Steelers football (no Steelers last night; Matt doesn't want to talk about it...). You might think the latter is not really my thing, but actually, it's great for doing a lot of knitting!! And then both Matt and I are happy people!

Last night, thanks to an inspiring recipe from our lovely aunt Megan in Pembroke, chili was on the menu. What makes her recipe so good, you may ask? Well, there are no beans, plenty of seasonings and spices, and just so darn easy to make! I could have spent at least half an hour sifting through online recipes for chili, goodness knows there must be hundreds! But luckily we have had the good fortune to taste Megan's recipe, so we knew it was a hit! Top it off with some melted cheese and serve with cheesy garlic bread, and you've got yourself a meal. I also added some chorizo sausage for some added flavour.

And for those concerned about our health, we had a full plate of salad beforehand.

Recipe for 2:

1 lbs ground beef

2 chorizo sausage, skins removed

1 yellow onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 green pepper, coarsely chopped

1 can tomato sauce

1 can crushed tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 pkg El Paso Chili seasoning


  1. Sautee onions and garlic on medium heat until golden;
  2. Add beef and chorizo and cook through; drain fat;
  3. In a large pot, combine tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings;
  4. Add in meat and green peppers and stir; cover and simmer on low for at least 1 hour.
The longer you let the chili simmer, the stronger the flavors will become. If you have time. prepare the chili in the morning and let simmer all day. It will be delish when you serve! I like to serve ours with cheese and a loaf of garlic cheese bread. Plus, if you are only making it for two, you will have plenty for leftovers the next day, or freeze for a quick dinner one night. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I made chilli last week for dinner too! I may have to try your recipe next time, it looks delicious!


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