Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Snow Day Chili

Crap! I forgot the chili seasoning packet. I wanted something to warm us up when we came back in from the snow. Thats right, I said SNOW!! We are in Texas and we got a snow day! That never happens... ok, rarely happens.
But I have never seen this much snow... EVER! You see we broke a record getting 12 inches in one day. The previous record was like 7 inches set back in 1964 or something... but it doesn't matter. All that matters is that its here for a very limited amount of time and my sweeties will be playing out in it all day so they are going to need something warm.
 Now back to my problem... I've always used one of those packets to make chili and I was not about to chance driving in this weather to go get it so I googled chili recipes. I serched allrecipes, as well as some of my favorite blogs and didnt see anything that stood out so I just picked out the things I liked and this is what I came up with. This isn't the perfect chili recipe, but it is good and easy.

Snow Day Chili

2 tbsp oil
1 lb ground beef
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
dash of louisiana hot sauce
1 53oz can of pinto beans, drained
1  6oz can tomato paste
1 28oz can tomato sauce

Saute onions in oil until they are translucent or until your kids and hubby can't see them in the finished dish (yep, I have to do this all the time). Next add garlic and ground beef. Once meat is brown add all seasonings and mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer over low heat for at least an hour stirring occationally.  I serve my chili over rice with cheddar cheese and a little sour cream, because lets face it... everythings better with sour cream! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Wow - that is quite a bit of snow for Texas! Looks like you all had fun and the chili looks yummy.