Saturday, January 30, 2010

It Is Super Chilly....So Let's Make Some!!


The weather in New England the last couple days has been down right raw. Windy as can be, feels like the house will blow away! So I decided to make the family favorite....my rendition of Wendy's Chili. Super easy to put together, since I always have the items on hand this time of year.

My family has been skiing a lot, and this is their favorite after skiing treat with a baked potato. Now doesn't that sound healthy? Looks like the sun is coming out today and it will start to warm up. Only 15 degrees below on the mountain today, could be better tomorrow. If your feeling a little chilly this weekend, as it seems most of us are across the US. Give this recipe a try , you'll love it!



INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 pounds of lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes (liquid included)
1 29 oz. can of red kidney beans (with liquid )
1 29 oz. can of pinto beans (with liquid )
1 16 oz. can of original Baked Beans (Secret ingredient)
1 8−ounce can tomato paste
1 medium white onion, diced
3 stalks of chopped celery
4 Tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cumin
1/2 Tablespoon of Cayenne pepper (More if you like it spicy..)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cup water


DIRECTIONS

**1. Brown the ground chuck over medium heat, breaking into small pieces with the spatula. Add a dash of salt and pepper while cooking.

**2. Empty the cooked meat into a spaghetti strainer, and drain well. This removes the bulk of the fat.

**3. Transfer the beef into a crock pot, and add the remaining ingredients. Stir together to combine thoroughly.

** 4. Cook on high for 4 hours or a longer time on low, if you have all day!

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