Monday, December 15, 2014
I've been wanting to make Chili for awhile.
This weekend seemed an opportune time. Nice, chilly (get it?) weather and Sunday night football. Since I made this on a whim I had to use the ingredients in my pantry:
1 pound ground beef
1 can white beans (rinsed)
1 can diced hunt tomatoes
1 can black beans (rinsed)
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 clove garlic (diced)
1 small pickled jalapeno (diced)
1/2 small green bell pepper (diced)
red chili flakes
1 Tbsp Taco-Seasoning
shredded cheddar garnish (optional)
I began by browning my ground beef in a dutch oven, seasoned with garlic powder, and taco seasoning. Then added in my diced bell pepper and fresh garlic, before the meat finished cooking completely. I then added tomatoes, jalapenos, and both kinds of beans. I seasoned everything with salt, pepper, chili flakes. finally I added the chicken stock, brought it to a boil and reduced to a simmer. I covered it and let the broth reduce while I made some corn muffins using Pamela's Cornbread mix.
It came out better than I could've imagined, and way easier to make than I would have thought. Hope you try it!