Loading
Cooking.Tips.Net Cooking Tips

Hearty Chili

I hate winter snow, but it brings about time to make all kinds of soups and chilis. Chili is one of those foods that can be played with to add variety. I don't think I've ever had a variety of chili that I didn't like.

Below I have outlines some of my favorite ingredients for making chili. Play with it and make it your own. I have always been of the opinion that a recipe is a guideline for creativity, not something that is set in stone.

One of my favorite ways to serve chili on a cold winter day is part of a baked potato bar. I will bake several large baked potatoes. While the potatoes are cooking, I'll fill bowls with shredded cheddar cheese, dice tomatoes, green onions, sliced black olives, sour cream, and crumbled bacon.

To serve, smash the potato with an open hand to flatten. Slice down the middle, and smoosh together to open up the face of the potato. The insides should be soft and flakey. Ladle hot chili over the top of the potato, top with your favorite toppings.

I also like to buy sour dough bread bowls. I carve out the middle of the bowl, leaving enough structure to support the soup with out causing leaks. I dice the bread that was taken from the middle. I use the bread squared to dunk in the juice rather than crackers. This make for a great football food option. It requires little preparation and is a hearty meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds ground beef or turkey
  • 2 Teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 Bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Can green chiles, mild
  • 1 Can (28 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 Can tomato paste
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 Small can kidney beans
  • 1 Small can black beans
  • 1 Small can pinto beans
  • 1 Small can garbanzo beans

Directions

  1. In a pan, fry meat, onions, peppers, celery and spices.
  2. Drain grease.
  3. In a large thick pan, add drained beans, meat, and tomato sauce and tomato paste.
  4. Simmer for 4-6 hours.

Serve with corn bread.

 

Leave your own comment:

*Name:
Email:
  Notify me about new comments ONLY FOR THIS TIP
Notify me about new comments ANYWHERE ON THIS SITE
Hide my email address
*Text:
*What is 5+3 (To prevent automated submissions and spam.)
 
 
           Commenting Terms

Comments for this tip:

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)
 
 

Our Company

Sharon Parq Associates, Inc.

About Tips.Net

Contact Us

 

Advertise with Us

Our Privacy Policy

Our Sites

Tips.Net

Beauty and Style

Cars

Cleaning

Cooking

DriveTips (Google Drive)

ExcelTips (Excel 97–2003)

ExcelTips (Excel 2007–2016)

Gardening

Health

Home Improvement

Money and Finances

Organizing

Pests and Bugs

Pets and Animals

WindowsTips (Microsoft Windows)

WordTips (Word 97–2003)

WordTips (Word 2007–2016)

Our Products

Helpful E-books

Newsletter Archives

 

Excel Products

Word Products

Our Authors

Author Index

Write for Tips.Net

Copyright © 2017 Sharon Parq Associates, Inc.