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chili cookoff here i come!

September 19, 2011

more chili please

tomas and i were recently in utah, staying with my parents and my mom made her friend, lynn’s, chili. it’s actually supposed to be a dip, but mom made it a little more soupy for my dad and tomas. she said that the secret ingredient was hidden valley ranch’s dry mix… it smelled so crazy good that when tomas and i got back to seattle i immediately went to the store and came up with my own recipe. the result was fantastic! it is a meaty chili, but relatively healthy in its ingredients. top with a little lime juice and some sweet potato tortilla chips!

this recipe may be the recipe i use for my family’s chili cook off this christmas!!

Southwestern style chili

Serves 8

1lb ground beef

½ sweet onion, diced

½ red pepper, diced

½ orange pepper, diced

2 ears worth of corn

30oz can diced tomato

1 15oz can pinto beans, rinsed

1 15oz can cannellini beans, rinsed

1 15oz can black beans, rinsed

1 qt chicken stock

1 t cayenne pepper

½ t onion sugar

1 t garlic salt

1 ½ t cumin

½ pack hidden valley buttermilk ranch mix

olive oil

salt & pepper

drizzle some olive oil into a stockpot. Add the onion and peppers and cook till soft. Add the beef and cook fully through. Add the diced tomatoes, stock, corn, and beans. Bring up to a boil, then bring back down to a simmer and allow to stew for a half an hour or so, stirring periodically.

While it’s simmering, add the spices, stir and allow to keep cooking. Taste to make sure you don’t want a little more kick and enjoy!

note: feel free to use a different kind of meat, ground pork or turkey for example.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane White permalink
    September 19, 2011 1:11 pm

    I sometimes use chorizo in my chili. If you can get course ground it is even better.

  2. September 22, 2011 5:35 pm

    Thank you for tipping us off! Now we all better get to work trying to beat your pants off 🙂
    xoxox Joelle

  3. September 24, 2011 9:38 am

    i have used chorizo in minestrone soup actually and it was great! i’ll have to try it ground in chili sometime!

    haha, maybe i’ll have to come up with another recipe on the sly just to fend you all off 😉

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