Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Family Favorite Chili

I got this chili recipe from my MIL. Peter told me last night that it is the best chili he has ever had. It is currently my favorite chili, too! The ketchup gives it just the slightest sweet flavor. I've been enjoying this chili with macaroni noodles in it, but it's delicious as is, too. Also I didn't used any green pepper simply because we didn't have any.

Yankee Chili
(I don't know where the recipe originally came from...)
2 T oil
2 med onions, diced
1 sm green pepper, chopped
1 fat garlic clove, minced
2 ribs celery, diced
1 1/2 lbs ground beef (I only used 1 lb)
2 c canned tomatoes (I just used one can)
1/2 c ketchup
1 T (or more) chili powder (I used a heaping T)
1 t cumin
1 t dried marjoram
1 t dried oregano
Tabasco sauce (didn't have any)
2 c canned kidney beans (any kind of bean will do)

Brown ground beef. Saute onions, pepper, garlic and celery in oil until softened. Add meat. Stir in tomatoes + juice. Add ketchup and spices. Sprinkle lightly with tabasco and salt. Simmer about an hour. Adjust chili powder and tabasco to suit your taste. *Set aside to let the flavors blend. Add drained beans about 20 minutes before serving. Heat and serve as is or over rice or macaroni.

*Um, I didn't do this part.
-Also note that like any chili recipe this can totally be suited to fit your needs. The first time I made it I used a can of condensed tomato soup because that was all we had!


LauraSuz said...

Yuummm! I love me a good chili recipe!

Abby said...

I often make chili the night before we eat it - after the flavors meld it's SO much better! I bet that's what the recipe author meant!