Saturday, January 4, 2014

Meaty Chili

My aunt Norah gave me a chili recipe that she said was the best ever and I've been holding onto it ever since our trip to Savannah.  I had planned to make it on Monday but since we had a snow day Friday chili and cornbread seemed like the perfect dinner. Plus I am working all weekend so it's easy to reheat for weekend meals.  I switched up the recipe a bit too.

1 lb ground beef
1 lb hot Italian sausage 
1 onion
1 green pepper 
3 jalapeños 
2 cloves of garlic
28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
16 oz can pinto beans
Small can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes with green Chilis
1/4 C ketchup 
1/2 C beer
1.5 tsp sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin 
Black pepper

In a large Dutch oven combine all ingredients beef through garlic and cook until meat is browned.  Then add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce hear & simmer for 30 minutes. 

This makes a spicy chili, if you do not like the spice you have several options - leave out or reduce the jalapeños or diced tomatoes with green chilis or use another type of Italian sausage other than hot.  We had this with cheddar cheese on top and Jiffy corn muffins.


  1. This is what we call "RICHIES CHILLI" It is the best! K. Reilly