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Snow Day Chili – Recipe Corner

 

Hey All! Hope you are all having a great Saturday..

We are currently in the middle of a record breaking Blizzard here in Hoboken, and that makes me think of one thing!

Chili..

Before I could post this recipe I had to eat 3 bowls, you know.. to make sure it was really good! Obviously.. 😉

Chili is one of those great meals that you can grab a bowl of alone, have it over rice.. and you can add some toppings to make it your own.. It is fully customizable and super simple with this easy to do recipe I wrote!

I may be a bit biased given this is my recipe, but it is very yummy 🙂 Make it and see for yourself!


Snow Day Chili –

1 1/2lbs ground beef
8oz of hot Italian sausage
1 cup of diced green bell pepper
1 1/2 cups of diced sweet onion
2-28oz cans of diced tomato
1 1/2 cups of red wine, I used a Chianti
8 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup of sliced scallion whites, reserve the greens to garnish
2 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 tablespoon of oregano
2 tablespoons of packed dark brown sugar
1 can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons of salt
1 tablespoon of pepper

1. In a large Dutch oven pot, brown your ground beef and sausage meat removed from the casing. Once browned, drain the excess liquid and return to the stove.
2. Add all other ingredients into the pot, stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover.
3. Cook covered for an hour and a half, stirring after each half hour or so. To prevent sticking.
4. Remove the lid and cook on a low simmer for another 30 minutes to thicken.

As usual, chili is best the next day! So I like to make this a day ahead and reheat the next day. However this easy chili is delicious cut out of the pot the first day as well! Trust me, I had three bowls already ðŸ˜‰


Time to go and add some fixin’s!!

What are your favorite chili toppings? I love sour cream, cheddar cheese, oyster crackers, scallion greens and some diced pickled jalapeno..

Also good in chili are: Crushed pretzels, other cheeses, raw onion, avocado.. the possibilities are endless!

 

  

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