Thursday, November 19, 2009

Quick Dinners with Mama Jen: Texas Chili

What you need:

2 lbs beef or turkey
2 cups red kidney beans (drain and rinse)
4 cups diced tomatoes
1 large onion diced
2 large green bell peppers diced
1-2 garlic cloves
3 TBSP chili powder
1 TSP cumin
1 TSP red pepper flakes
1 TSP dried oregano
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste


Brown meat, drain well and set aside. Take a couple TBSP of oil and heat. Add garlic, onion, bell pepper, and dry spices and cook for about 5 minutes or until onions become soft. Then add drained and rinsed beans, tomatoes, cooked meat, water and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for about 2 hours. After 30 or 45 minutes the chili is done, but the longer you let it simmer the better the chili will taste.

This chili is not a thick and hearty chili but a few ways to make it a little thicker. Take a TBSP of corn starch and 1/4 cups of water and mix and add to chili. Another trick when the chili is simmering do not put the lid on.

Top with shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy!


Kelly @ Burlesque Show Beauty said...

That looks absolutely delicious!! I'm salivating over here!

I'll be trying that recipe in the near future.. Thanks!

Lisa Kate said...

Yummmm!! I'm totally gonna do this!

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