The weather got really cold yesterday (It was 50 and it has been 80-90 degrees!). To help celebrate the new found cold-ness. I decided to make chili. Chili is one of my favorite cold weather foods. It’s right up there with beef stew. My momma makes the best recipe also, so I called her to get her recipe. It turns out she uses a recipe from All Recipes that’s called Flatlander Chili. Based on her reccomendations, I made a few alterations.
2 pounds lean ground beef turkey
1 (46 fluid ounce) can tomato juice
1 2 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce (plus 1/2 of one of the cans of water)
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 cups canned red beans, drained and rinsed I used 1 can of kidney beans, and 1 can of black beans thouroughly rinsed
Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
Add all ingredients to a large kettle. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
I added some shredded cheese, fat free sour cream, and some saltine crackers to mine. Don’t stick your nose up at the sour cream until you’ve tried it. It’s really really good.