Monday, October 17, 2016


Even in Florida, October starts to get a little cooler.  It is always good to have something to cook that
is warming.  Here is several chili recipes that should do the trick.  Enjoy!

Basic Chili

3 Tablespoons oil
2 medium onions, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
5-6 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup chili powder (or use packaged chili powder)
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
2 pounds ground beef (or use ground turkey)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (14 oz) tomato sauce
2 cans (15 oz each) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped jalapenos or green chilies, drained
Shredded cheese, sour cream and scallions for garnishing

Put oil in a large soup pot and add ground beef, spices and vegetables.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes, skim fat if any.
Add tomatoes, and beans.
Simmer 1 hour on low.
Serves 5-6

White Chili

 1 pound turkey or beef ground meat
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 cans Great Northern beans (15 1/2 oz each)
1 box or can chicken broth (14 1/2 oz)
2 cans green chilies, chopped ( 4 oz each)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream ( 8 oz)
1/2 cup heavy cream

In a soup pot, sauté meat, onion, garlic in oil.
Add beans, chilies and seasonings.
Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 40-50 minutes.
Stir in sour cream and heavy cream, slowly.
Reheat to serving temperature.
Serves 5-6

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