What is it about chili weather and a nice pot of filling chili? I'm not real fond of beans or stewed tomatoes but if a chili is soupy with broth and has ground beef and a nice flavor I'm all over it. Last year, I made up a wonderful chili seasoning to give for christmas and I thought I'd make up a batch and share the seasoning recipe with you to add to your own recipe.
Usually I make my chili in the crock pot, in fact I don't think I've ever made it on the stove. I have a pot going right now and hopefully it will only take an hour or so. I'll probably just keep an eye on it and hopefully get some stuff done too.
1# of ground beef, browned
2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes (I used the garlic, onion & oregano combination)
1 can light red beans (you can use whatever kind you want)
1/2 bag of frozen onion, red/green/yellow pepper combination (chop it up so the pieces aren't so big)
2 Teaspoons of chili seasoning (or to taste, it's not spicy)
Water (optional, I like my chili soupy)
Combine all together and simmer 1 - 1 1/2 hours. If you cook it in the crockpot, cook it for 5 hours on Hi, 10 hours on LOW. Yummy with cornbread, crackers, chedder.
Here's the chili seasoning I make up:
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
I put it in one of the little 1/2 cup rubbermaid or ziploc containers for storage. And I've given it to friends that way too.