Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chili on a Chilly Night

Hello everyone!

I thought I'd share a recipe that my husband made the other night.  If you like homemade chili, then you'll really love this!  Some women are married to men who are great carpenters or busy executives, I'm married to a firefighter who loves to cook!  Lucky me!  Ha!  So, follow along and try this at home.  It's quite delicious.

Here are the ingredients you will need.

There is one item missing from the pic above.  It is this.

This ingredient (beer) is optional. 

Chop up all your veggies (peppers, onion and garlic).

Then add to your pan with a little olive oil to saute them.

Add ground beef.

Brown the ground beef.

Drain well.

Pour meat mixture back in the pot to continue cooking and add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.

Now you can pour in the beer if you're using it.  My husband says it adds flavor.  Hmmmm....... (Don't worry the alcohol cooks out of it.)

Now add your seasonings (chili powder, cumin, red pepper, salt and black pepper).

Stir and simmer.

After it is heated through, you can add the beans.

Stir well and continue heating until ready to serve. 

Now it's ready to eat!

We serve it with shredded cheese and sour cream on top.  Yum!

This is my husbands creation.  He did not copy this recipe from someone else.  Some of the measurements are not exact because he is known to cook "to taste".  I told him that in order to share this recipe I needed some measurements.  Ha!  So, this is it.  Hope you'll give it a try (with or without the beer).


2 lbs lean ground beef
whole bell pepper, diced
whole pablano pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans chili beans (undrained)
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
~ 3 Tbsp chili powder
~ 1 tsp cumin
~ 1/2 tsp red pepper
~ 1/2 tsp salt
~ 1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 bottle of beer
olive oil (just enough to coat bottom of pan)

Follow cooking instructions above.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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Sunflowers With Smiles said...

I love chili on a chilly day! Sounds great! I also love it with crusty bread!

Amy Chalmers said...

I love making chilli and have never added a beer to it~but it sounds like it might be worth a try. It looked so yummy~we add shredded cheese and sour cream and then have nacho chips on the side. Oh, and the diet starts tomorrow.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love chili and so do my kids. I always use the Bush's beans too. You are lucky you have a husband who cooks!

Bliss said...

A fireman..... and he cooks? That makes him HOT! (I have the carpenter husband, so dream of the one who cooks). I'm making his chili Thursday WITH the beer. Why not right? We love chili so I'm open to experimenting a bit.

I'm calling this Fireman Chili- not too catchy but its fitting.


Linda said...

Looks delicious!! I have a cookbook published by the fire fighters of San Francisco....fire fighters are GREAT cooks!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I LUV homemade chili, and this post made me VERY hungry for it. The recipe reminds me of my mothers version. Hearty and delish.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, lucky you. I am one not married to someone who will cook. Never tried beer in my chili. He uses all the same ingredients I do almost.

Pondside said...

You are SO lucky, Kelly, but I think you know that! The Great Dane has one recipe and one recipe only, and it starts with a box of KD and a pound of ground beef. I won't eat it.
I love the idea of the sour cream on the chili!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Kelly: I'm going to try the chili for sure. I know my husband will love it. As a matter of fact, I've got a casserole of beans baking in the oven right now with most of those same ingredients. And the beer you used is made right in my back yard, almost literally....Judy at GoldCountryCottage

Deserae said...

We just had chili tonight for dinner...but I had to make it myself! LOL...I used almost all the same ingredients too though :o)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love making Chili but never added beer. Going to try it!

Buttercup Bliss said...

Your chili recipe looks delicious! Perfect for a cold, rainy evening! I know that you are glad your husband enjoys cooking :-)))

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

OMG...cheese and sour cream..never thought of that...mmmmmmm!!!

Tanna said...

Yum! Sounds delicious, Kelly! You are a lucky lady! Thanks for sharing. blessings ~ tanna

labbie1 said...

Okay this is going in my "need to try" recipes. Firemen are truly the best cooks! I have gotten some of my best recipes from them! :)

Unknown said...

Hmmmmm, I need to get my Hubby to cook! Looks yummy! And a fireman too! YAY, you got it ALL!
XO Cindy

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Sounds great! I make one similar but with black beans instead of red and no beer.....might have to try that beer trick!

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The Knotty Spinster said...

Yum...Looks wonderful. I saw yesterday if you take and make cornbread and take a casserole dish and put the cornbread mixture around the outside and put the cooked chili on the inside and bake it like you would cornbread you have a chili casserole. Thought I would share it. Thanks for the recipe.

Debbiedoos said...

That is some good looking chili. Love the beer, I love that kind too LOL! I hear chocolate in chili is good too..never tried it though.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Opted to skipp dinner this evening due to a very late lunch.... but now.... I want chili!

Chatty Chics said...

Yum! Sounds awesome! I just made chili for dinner and think chili is the best winter dish! Yours looks fabulous with the veggies (and beer!) mixed in! Haven't tried it that way but will! Thanks for sharing with my group!

Mrs. P Vega said...

YUM! we recently made homemade french fries and we mixed it with some store bought chili. I'm going to have to remember this recipe for the next time :)

Unknown said...

I really wish people who actually MADE your chili would leave a comment. Most recipes LOOK good, but how does it TASTE, folks?
Sorry, just a real pet peeve of mine!!!