Friday, February 11, 2011

Easy Family Chili Recipe

Making chili used to make me nervous.
I would watch all those chili cook-offs and it just seemed so complicated to me. 
For awhile, I used Al Roker's recipe I love Al but, it was a little too time consuming for me. 
It involved cutting up beef and sauteing and stuff. 
I like to cook, but I also like things to be easy.

My fantastic mom in law suggested this and now I finally have my go to Chili Recipe. 
I love it when that happens. 

Simply pick up this box at your local grocery store.
It has all the spices you need and the recipe on the back. 
Wooo hooo!

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You can fix it hot or mild like the box says. 
I simply don't add the Cayenne because I am a big baby and don't like things that burn my mouth. 


Really, all you have to do in brown two pounds of ground beef,

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add a can of tomato sauce 
opened with your handy dandy one touch can opener. I actually thought this can opener was broken for a year before I figured out it needed batteries. I really shouldn't have told you that. 

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add water and the spice packets and simmer for 20- 30 minutes. 

In the last five minutes, I like to add one can each of white and red kidney beans. 

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It is homemade with a little bit of cheating, just how I like it. 

And if you have leftovers, 
then you can easily prepare another meal that HH loves.
Chili and Spaghetti



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He used to order it at Bob's Big Boy which I always thought was kind of crazy because how can you go to Bob's Big Boy and not order The Big Boy Hamburger?

So one time I made it for dinner and tried it and it really is YUM and most importantly easy to make. 

Happy Friday!
I'm out ice fishing with fourth graders today. 


2 comments:

Rebekah said...

Wow, that looks really yummy!
I will have to try that- I love to cook.

adam tylor said...

Wow! mouthwatering, delicious dish. I love it very much. i can have it in breakfast, lunch and in dinner.My mum used to prepare it for me. But alas! now i am away from her.But your easy steps of chili recipe to prepare it will help me to make it.