Here, by popular request, is Heidi's delicious chili recipe!!! It's fall in a bowl and really simple to make! Let us know if you try it out and what you think of it!!
2 lb ground beef or 3-4 lb stewing meat, like bones less chuck roast, cubed
2 - 28oz petite diced tomatoes or crushed, or a combination.
1 rounded t. Cumin
2 t. Salt
1/4 c. Chili powder
1 can chili beans
1 can Pinto or black (or your fav bean)
1/2 t. Paprika
1/2 - 3/4 c. Brown sugar
Brown beef and onions (drain if using ground beef). Add rest of the ingredients, and simmer for 1/2 hr to 1 hour, or in crockpot all day. The cubed beef changed the flavor from a traditional chili to a more hearty savory chili. If I want a spicier chili I add a few punches of Cayenne Pepper. If I use more sugar if I'm using ground beef, less if cubed beef.
Top with your fav items:
Jalapeños - Fritos - Cheese - Green onions
...and come on, you have to have cornbread with Chili, so here's Heidi's cornbread recipe. Um, you won't be sorry you tried it!!!
makes 12-15 squares
2/3 c. butter (soft)
1 c. sugar
1 2/3 c. milk
2 1/3 c. flour
1 c. corn meal
4 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Combine eggs and milk in a smaller bowl.
Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with egg mixture.
Pour into greased 9x13 pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 22-27 min. (or until toothpick inserted comes out clean).