Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Favorite Recipes: Award Winning Chili

We've had a few rainy, cold weeks here in North Idaho. We don't mind this type of weather and it probably bodes well for a snowy winter. Around this time of year we always turn to hearty meals and chili is one of our favorites.

We've tried a few chili recipes but they were never quite right until we found this one.

We used ground beef but we plan to try a few other proteins in there this winter. It's an easy recipe that comes out great with plenty of leftovers.


INGREDIENTS
1 lb ground venison or 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb ground turkey
2 onions, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 tablespoon jalapeno, finely chopped
1 (14 ounce) cans Mexican-style tomatoes ( like Rotel)
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika ( smoked if you can find it)
1 (14 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup water

TOPPINGS
sour cream
cheddar cheese
green onion

DIRECTIONS
Cook ground meat with onions and peppers in dutch oven.
Drain excess grease and add tomatoes, seasonings, and water, bring to a boil.
Add beans, cover and simmer 1-2 hours.

Serve with toppings.

Of course, we didn't have chili by itself. There's another recipe coming soon to accompany this chili!

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