Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mom's Chili | Halifax, NS

Since Jason likes my chili, I've made it a few times - and it is a hit!  Chili is chili, I'm sure every recipe is pretty similar but since we really like Mom's chili recipe, I thought I'd share...


2 Cups chopped onions
3/4 Cup green pepper
2 lbs ground beef
1 - 28 oz can red kidney beans (I usually use two of the smaller cans, rinsed)
2 - 19 oz can tomatoes (we like the Italian stewed tomatoes, sometimes I throw in an extra can just for fun)
1 small can tomato paste
3 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp each:  garlic powder, marjoram, oregano, cumin, red cayenne powder (I don't measure any of the spices, I just shake til I think it's good)

Brown onions, peppers, and beef (pour off excess fat).  While I'm doing that on the stove, I throw everything else into the slow cooker.  Add onions, peppers, and beef to the slow cooker once they're cooked and let it all simmer for four hours (good luck with that - we usually start testing it after an hour).


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  1. I love using my slow cooker, if after my daughter broke the lid. I just cover it with tin foil. This chili recipe looks yummy. I think I'll be adding this to the menu soon along with some sweet cornbread muffins. Thanks!

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  2. It is so cold here today and chili sounds so yummy! thanks for sharing :) I think i will just hop into the kitchen and find the ingredients to whip some up!