Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Recipes Worth Sharing - Chili

In honor of the deer that Grumpy got over the weekend, and thus the batch of chili I will be making the weekend after Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share the chili recipe with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

This recipe started out in a Weight Watchers cookbook (and therefore would've been pretty healthy). I've doctored it a bit to make it my own, and therefore won't make any claims as to how healthy it is or isn't. I will tell you that it's awfully darn good, especially on a cold night.


  • 2lbs ground beef, or 1lb each ground beef & ground venison
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed
  • 4 tbls chili powder
  • 2-3 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 28oz cans crushed tomatoes (unseasoned)
  • 2 16oz can red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
  • 2 sweet onions, chopped
  • 2 4oz cans diced green chiles
  • 4 tbls tomato paste
  • shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • cheddar gold fish crackers (optional)

  1. Brown ground meat and garlic together. Drain. Add chili powder & cumin, stirring to coat the meat.
  2. Mix all ingredients in 6 qt crock pot, stirring until mixed thoroughly. Cover & cook on high 4-5 hours.

Makes a LOT. We usually have it for dinner 2 nights, and then I freeze the rest. 1 batch gives the 2 of us enough food for about 6 dinners.