Monday, January 5, 2009

its chili outside

I am addicted to chili. Every time it snows I feel like chili. Next week the whole crew is going on a ski vacation to Telluride,  CO, so this week I am prepping some of the food. There is nothing better to eat after skiing hard than chili! So I made a ginormous pot of chili that I will freeze to take on the trip. The great thing about chili is that it is extremely good for you. The fiber, the vitamins from the beans and veggies, the tomatoes, its like a super meal! 
So I am not a huge fan of ground beef mixed into things, so I make my chili with left over roast beef from Sunday dinner. So here is your ingredient list:

Leftover roast beef with gravy of any amount
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 small can diced tomatoes
1  smaller can tomato sauce
1 pkg chili seasoning (I use mckormick)
1 fine diced red pepper
1 fine diced green pepper
handful fine diced carrots
1 onion diced
1 garlic clove minced
1 c frozen corn

First thing,  I know martha stewart would never use canned beans, nor would she use a chili seasoning package, that is so Sandra Lee. Listen, canned beans are fine, and the seasoning packets are just the spices already measured for you. You can either hand measure out your McKormick cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and salt, or you can buy the McKormick chili seasoning packet ( you buy them usually by the spaghetti sauce with all the other spice packets for things like pasta and gravy) . So once you have diced your vegetables with this,  heat a little oil in you big heavy pot and saute the veggies till they begin to cook down.  In the meantime,  
ready to put in the rest of the stuff in 
before you add all the cans, add your garlic and let it cook a little. Add all the canned stuff, the corn and the meat and gravy.  Heat it all up till really hot and then turn it to low and let it simmer, stirring occasionally for at least 30 minutes or more.   
Alta having her second bowl
Serve with cheese and sour cream. Serve on top of a baked potato with some good crusty bread, or serve with tons of freetos corn chips!

chili on top a baked potato

1 comment:

connie said...

I took some hot homemade chili, fritos, cheese & other lunch food up to my group of 7 skiers on Friday. It was just to sundance, so keeping it hot was a snap. I made major points with the chili thing. I'm sure you'll do the same. Have so much fun!