Welcome to Fall Chili


Southern Honey’s schedule has finally gotten changed around to where he’s not working anywhere near as many nights (or days, for that matter), and we have time at last to have friends over.

In celebration, we had a couple over for game night this week.  In between rounds of ZOMBIES!!!, we talked about going to Dragon*Con next year, debated costumes, and chowed down on a pot of my mom’s awesome chili.  It was great for what had been a chilly autumn week — of course that meant that it was almost 80 degrees that day.  😀

Either way, it was just what I’d been looking for.

Giant Pot o’ Chili, from my mom (not sure where the original came from, serves a metric crap-ton)

Ingredients

3 lbs ground beef
5 onions
5 bell peppers
5 c tomatoes
5 cans chili beans
1/3 c chili powder
2 tsp salt
1  1/2 tsp pepper (mix black and ground red pepper to taste)
1/2 c dried parsley
1 1/2 tsp cumin seed
Sprinkle sugar
Tomato juice

Brown and drain the ground beef.  Toss the beef into a giant pot.  In the pan you browned the beef, saute the peppers and onions until soft; then add to the pot.

Add in the remainder of the ingredients to the pot, with enough tomato juice to keep things from drying out.  Let simmer over low heat for a couple of hours to let the flavors meld and get all sorts of tasty.

When everything is done, you can go quasi-Cincy style and toss in some cooked spaghetti or serve it over rice.  Top it with some cheddar cheese, maybe add some hot sauce, and you’re good to go!

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About SouthernSugar

A Southern girl who's used to small town life, I found myself moving to Washington, DC, in 2008 for a new job, and living there was an eye-o
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2 Responses to Welcome to Fall Chili

  1. Just Laura says:

    Found this site from etiquettehell.com – looks like some very nice recipes! I’m always looking for new ways to make chili.

    • Thanks for stopping by! There’s another chili recipe floating around here somewhere — it’s for Cincinnati-style, which is very different from what most people think of as chili but is awesome.

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