Quick Chili with Beans

08/11/2008 at 7:45 pm (food) ()

Tried a new chili recipe last night. It turned out pretty good. Note to self- don’t use mexican beans for the leftover recipe. Doesn’t seem to agree with our stomachs as much as the kidney beans.

First off to make the recipe, you need to make up a batch of chili seasoning mix:

2 Tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon seasoned salt (homemade of course!)

1 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon oregano

Mix all ingredients; store in a small airtight jar in a cool dry place. Makes 1/4 cup.

You can double or triple this if you want.

I also didn’t drain the tomatoes or beans.

Now, that you’ve got your chili seasoning mix ready. Get the following ingredients ready to make some quick chili:

1 pound ground beef

1 can stewed tomatoes

1 Tablespoon chili seasoning mix

2 cans kidney beans

2 Tablespoons flour

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Brown ground beef in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally, until meat loses its red color. Stir in flour, then add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve in bowls, sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Serves 4.

I took the leftovers and add two cans of mexican beans and 1 tablespoon chili seasoning mix. I like my chili spicy so I added 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to my bowl with a squirt or two of ketchup and 1/4 cup of homemade zuchinni relish. Yummy!

The recipe for the chili seasoning mix also includes a recipe called Chili Macaroni. I haven’t tried it yet, but i looks tasty:

Chili Macaroni

1 pound ground beef

1 cup cooked macaroni

1 can stewed tomatoes

1 Tablespoon chili seasoning mix

Cook beef in saucepan, stirring occasionally, until meat loses its red color. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serves 4. Sounds quick and easy!

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