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Texas, United States
I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


It is finally starting to feel like winter around here. We are constantly bundled in socks, slippers, sweats, and piles and piles of blankets, and we even have the heat on! Ha! We have been living in Texas so long our bodies aren't used to the cold. Sad day.

All this cold weather makes me want to cook WARM things. Though I would prefer to eat a nice hoagie sandwich every night, the family gets sick of it. Enter chili. I have never been a scratch chili maker, we always got the good stuff in the can, or jar and were satisfied with that. I have seen the error of my ways and have now been converted to the ease and yumminess that is crockpot chili. It's different every time, but always good.

I have a batch going right now that is:

1 pkg Jimmy Dean's breakfast sausage, browned well
1 lb. hamburger, browned well
2 cans chili beans, undrained
1 can black beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can tomato sauce
1 pkg of fajita seasonings...I didn't have a pkg of chili seasonings! Yikes! Smells good though, and I think the lime in the fajita stuff will add a little something special.

Throw it all in the crockpot and let simmer all day.

Best part about chili is you can serve it a million ways. We have eaten it over rice with cheese, over Frito's with cheese and sour cream, topped with cheese and a side of cornbread...the list goes on!

How do you like your chili? And do you have a favorite, easy recipe? Please share!


Bickmommy said...

I have a recipe that I have found that is so easy. It's not as good as my mom's chili but we like it a lot.
2 lbs ground beef or turkey
1 onion, chopped
2 packets of taco seasoning
1 can of kidney beans
1 can of chili beans
1 can diced tomatoes (I get the one with onion and garlic)
1 can of corn
1 small can of mushrooms, optional
Brown meat with onion and drain. Add seasoning. Dump all cans with juices into large pot. Add 2 cups of water. Stir well and simmer 10 minutes or longer if you want.
This is a great last minute chili if you didn't remember to put it in the crock pot.

Yours Truly said...

My favorite isn't really chili, but more taco soup. I usually make it vegetarian, something my husband hates. Lol, but he still eats it. Your chili recipe sounds really good, the sausage especially! I think I'll have to surprise Superman and make it for him :D

Mrs. L said...

Our favorite way to eat chili is over spaghetti! Your Grandpa D used to come into Bob's Big Boy where I worked and order it that way (you could get cheese, sour cream and onions to top it) so I've been eating it that way ever since. Even if it's just a good chili from a can, it makes a quick, simple meal on a cold winter night.

Danielle said...

that looks really good. i have a couple recipes i can send ya... remind me to do that!