Monday, October 5, 2009

chili season!

Fall means so many things...hot apple cider, pumpkins, crunchy leaves, wool sweaters and chili season! One of our favorite autumn/winter meals is chili. It's a two night meal if I make a big enough pot. On the first night we eat it with corn bread and then have it the next night over baked potatoes. Here's our family recipe for chili!

Fiesta Chili
1 large onion chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1 green pepper chopped
Brown the above ingredients in pan.
Then add:
2 -14 1/2 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 cup picante sauce or salsa (whatever I have on hand)
1 packet of chili seasoning....use your favorite

I always double this recipe...but I don't always double the green pepper and onion. Go with the amount that you think your family will like best. Serve hot, with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and corn bread!
Enjoy...and then head over to Jessica's for a lot more great soup, chili and stew recipes! Stock up on recipes now, it's chili season!

21 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Why oh why does my husband not care for chili? I love it, but barely ever get to make it... :o(

Heather said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. It looks scrumptious.

Ruth said...

Sounds yummy. I like to cook my chili in the crockpot and make extra to freeze.

Ruth

Stephanie said...

My mouth is watering!

Green Acres in the City said...

Love love chili. Thanks for your recipe. I always like to try new ones, and thanks for the kinds words of encouragement for Cameron. I love my new blog friends.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I always love a new chili recipe and this one looks great.

Jodi said...

I must say, I love the title of your blog and your little catch phrase -- it is so well put! Good luck with my apron contest -- and this soup swap has been fun.
-- Jodi

Designs on 47th Street said...

I truly laughed out loud when I read the comment you left on my blog today. Oh yes, don't forget your knitting needles! :)

There are so many versions of chili and yours looks good and easy. thanks! I'll be trying it!

Donna

larissa said...

Chili with salsa sounds perfect! I would put salsa on everything if I could - eggs with salsa are my favorite. i will definitely make this!
and you're right chili does taste better when it's cold out - i never thought of it that way before.

Alison said...

Oh, man, I love me a good pot of chili!!

Kristyn Knits said...

YUM! your recipe looks so delicious! thanks for sharing it with us!

Tracy said...

Me too, Lisa...I always double my chili recipe too--makes lots to keep in the freezer for later for warm, quick dinners. Your recipe is wonderful. I've been adding green pepper to my recipe, which I didn't do before as I didn't always like green pepper...Funny how tastes can change like that! But I love this time--chili time! Nothing like comfort food now...oh, yes! Happy Days, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I love chili and your recipe looks so good!

Naturalearthfarm said...

Thank you for reminding me of chili!! We have been cooking soup and homemade bread for dinners and I nearly forgot about chili.

Your recipe looks delicious.

Wendy said...

Oh, chili! What a great idea, to put salsa in it... looks yummy!

cathleen said...

Hey, Lisa, I'm making chili today! Did I tell you how pretty your Provence sweater is? Such a pretty color and I really love the pillowcases! Thanks for showing us how to do it!

Jessica said...

Really, chili is my favorite meal in the winter. Corn bread and chili are just the perfect combination-thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

yummy....that looks so good!!! another food that goes with fall...candy corn!!! i love candy corn!!! but your chili looks delish...i want to try some by just looking at it!!! =)
emily

Truth Seeker said...

That looks so good, we will try this one soon!

Journeying Five said...

The soup looks so good! And I love your new header!

Hip Mountain Mama said...

We love Chili! I made a pot last week and one this week. It is never the same, but always good! Such a great comfort food!