Sunday, December 13, 2009

Chili today, hot tamale

Am I the only one who remembers that? Anyway, another cold rainy (should have been snowy) day in the ATL had me hankering for a nice warm bowl of chili. WSH braved the cold rain and went to the store for the missing ingredients.. God Bless him. We start with 2-3 jalapenos (depending on size) and cut out the ribs and seeds and dice them. Then chop up one onion and mince a few cloves of garlic.

Sautee the onions and jalapenos for about 5 minutes over medium heat in olive oil. At the last minute add garlic. Then remove from pan.

After that, brown up 2-3 lbs ground chuck ( you could use turkey i guess....) and drain off the fat. Add the onion, pepper , garlic mixture back into the browned meat and add salt, pepper, 1.5 TBL or chili powder and 1.5 TBL ground cumin. It will look like this:
Then you add the canned stuff !!! I know.. I know.. canned stuff, but it's winter.. and there are no tomatoes.

Except the beans, hold them for later.  Add the tomatoes and Rotel and simmer for a while. In the last 20 min add the beans (don't drain any canned things use all liquids). and it will look like this:
Once that has simmered for about 30-45 min add the beans. Test for seasoning and once the beans are heated through serve with your choice of toppings... cheese, sour cream, scallions, tortilla chips etc.

See you soon

1 comment:

  1. send me the chilli ill send you the snow.