Wednesday, March 30, 2011

When It's Chilly Out, Make Chili

There are so many variations of chili and I like to experiment. We like it hot in my house! I will also sometimes add beer, tomato juice instead of tomato soup or even make a stew like chili with pork or beef. This is the basic recipe. It's even better the second day! You can also make chili cheese fries the next day with this.

1 lb or more of ground beef
1 onion diced
2 small cans Campbell's tomato soup (may substitute tomato juice)
2 cans water
1 can Bushs' mild chili beans with sauce
1 can kidney beans drained
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes with chilies like Rotel
1 TBSP Mexican Chili powder or more to taste
hot sauce

Brown ground beef and diced onions. Leave some bigger chunks of hamburger for the soup. Drain off grease. If you are adding beer you would do it at this point and bring to a boil. Add all ingredients and stir. Let simmer on a medium heat for about 30 minutes. Serve with cornbread or crackers.

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