9/03/2008

Chili Rerun

It is one of those cooler and rainy afternoons here in Missouri. Quite rare for this time of year here. But alas, Gustav has finally reached us and has given us the perfect night to make a nice big pot of chili and watch a little television. I had a post a year or so ago on my chili recipe and decided to reprise it here for you. Our family's favorite way to enjoy this is to take a soup bowl and fill it half way with fritoes corn chips - fill the rest of the way with the chili - add shredded cheese and sour cream on top. Enjoy!!!


Give this here a try. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. I just won a chili cook-off with this combination. This makes a really meaty chili with just a few beans. The spices hit you up front and are well balanced. If you add a little cayenne then the spice will hit you up front and stay on your palette as well.

1 lb. ground beef
1.5 lb. ground venison
1 lb. pork sausage
.5 lb. thick cut bacon diced
1 medium white onion
2 jalapeno peppers
2 small peppers w/seeds
1 tsp. cumin seeds
Kosher salt
Ground pepper
1 package Williams chili seasoning for 2 lbs. meat
1 box Emeril beef stock
1 can tomato sauce
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes with garlic, oregano, basil
1 can Bush's chili beans

13 comments:

The Hermit said...

That looks mighty good. Come the Fall, I'll always have a big iron pot full of chili or beef stew on the stove every weekend. Nothing like it for cold weather.

Jungle Mom said...

It's spring here. I would love to try that, alas, I can not get many of the ingredients.
I'll just have to look at the picture and drool!

Steph said...

yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum YUM!

Yehudi01 said...

Minus the sausage, bacon, and venison and we have a winner! :)

FJ said...

I can't wait for some cooler weather around here, Papa frank! That looks rib-stickin' good!

Pinky said...

MMMmmm, Good!
I made my chili-bean soup last night with corn bread and cheese on the side.
Gustav has hit us, too, bringing nice cool winds and overcast skies.
Temps are in the low seventies.
Ahhhh.
I love it!!!

Salubrina said...

it's appaerntly chili time.

i go the lazy route...

at the grocery store, they sell this tantalizing can call "bush's chili magic". i get that, an onion, can of diced tomatoes, pound of organic beef, and i'm good to go.

brown the beef with the chopped onion (i always add a few spices to flavor the meat a little more). drain the fat, add the chili magic and tomatoes, bring to a boil, simmer 5 minutes. dinner is ready.

fritos and cheese are optional, but definitely encouraged!

just made a double batch of this for my fantasy football draft buds to munch on while we picked our players.

The Merry Widow said...

Except for the venison, I can do that...and a cast iron dutch oven does it right!
Check my recipe archives for my Taco Soup...a constant favorite.
Even my flexatarian daughter gives up and eats it!

tmw

cube said...

We're not anywhere near cool weather yet, but we can always bump up the A/C for a good bowl of chili.

Your recipe is meatier than mine... I've never eaten venison, or have thought about putting sausage in it, but it sounds yummy.

Brooke said...

I usually use turkey to cut down on the calories and fat. Most folks can't tell the difference.

That looks wicked good, PF. You come over here with some of that, and I'll have a good cigar and glass of whiskey waiting for dessert! :)

Z said...

Brooke's right...people can't tell the difference with turkey instead of beef, especially if you add more chili powder...it's not too spicy but adds that depth. Turkey sausage ain't bad, either!

I'm making this FOR SURE..thanks, Pop!!

nanc said...

p.s. - do you ever make posole? dried hominy cooked like beans - absolutely wondy cooked like chili - made some just this week.

when we were at the cabin this weekend past, pop put out his deer blocks and deer corn - because all the leaves are still on he got lost! so as he was toting the forty pound bag around got tired and just decided to go up until he could see the cabin. ended up with a sorry case of chiggers on his ankles.

men. you gotta love'em!

Always On Watch said...

We just got some venison burger.

So...

I'm going to be trying my hand at a tweaked version of this recipe.

Wish me luck!