Monday, November 8, 2010

Chili When It's Chilly

I figure since I make this sooo often when autumn rolls around, I'd share how I make my awesome cool-weather favorite.

2 lb Ground Beef
2 cans Tomato Sauce
1/2 can (from the Tomato Sauce) Water
2 tbsp. Chili Powder
2 tbsp. Minced Garlic
1 tbsp. Red Pepper
1 tbsp. Paprika
1 tbsp. Onion Powder
1 tbsp. Salt
1 tbsp. Black Pepper

I, usually, make this in the Crock Pot but it's not necessary. So, I'll include both recipes.

Crock Pot:
Brown ground beef. Drain.

In Crock Pot, add ground beef, tomato sauce, water, and all seasonings. Stir well till seasonings are fully dissolved.

Cook on LOW for 3-4 hours.

Stove Top:
Brown ground beef. Drain.

In deep pot, add ground beef, tomato sauce, water, and all seasonings. Stir well till seasonings are full dissolved.

Cook on medium heat for 30-45 wake up the seasonings. :)

You can always add:
Tomatoes (Not sure if people do this but Mark Dean has requested it before)
Onion (Ditto)
More Water to make it Soupier (This is the way Mark Dean likes chili)

Now, I'll give you a little background on my eating and cooking habits since you may catch on soon.

I don't eat fruits.
I don't eat vegetables.
I'm an adult.
And I'm a picky eater.
But I love SPICE!

When I post a recipe, I will TRY not to exclude the vegetables that should go in the recipe. But just so you know, they are never in the dishes I dish out.
If it's one I created (like this one), I don't know what to tell ya. :) But I can try to make suggestions.
But if it's one I got somewhere online, in a magazine, or from a family member, I don't alter it.


  1. Yay I am not alone in the picky eater world!! I am like you and don't really eat veggies or fruit but I love adding spices to my food. I will have to try some of your recipes out, I have a crock pot but still have yet to use it. I need to stop being lazy and cook something in it.

  2. Haha! Well, I hope my recipes meet your standards then! It makes me happy to think someone will be eating a dish JUST LIKE I DO!

    Once you bust out that Crock Pot, you won't want to go back. Haha! It's my favorite kitchen appliance. :)