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Chili...it's the #1 winter meal for many things...sports, entertaining, and just don't want to leave your house days!! Right!?! Wink emoticon.
This chili has been a favorite in our house for several years now and especially since moving to New England. It's a TexMex take on your traditional chili, but delicious anyway. Long ago, my high school boyfriend, who is from Louisiana, got me hooked on rice with my chili. His beautiful mom used to make it every week and I'll never eat chili any other way! I encourage you to make a pot; grab a good book or movie and snuggle up with the ones you love to devour this one!! My veggies friends you can absolutely leave out the ground beef and enjoy just as much!!!
What you'll need: 6 servings
1 lb. ground beef (I like organic)
1 can Colorado beans (small)
1 can black beans (large)
4 Roma plum tomatoes
1 can San Marzano tomatoes
1 cup frozen corn
1 can Rotel (mild)
1 white onion
2 cups of chicken stock
1 handful fresh cilantro (optional if you dislike or don't keep on hand)
Drizzle of Avocado oil
Brown rice (cooked per package directions for 6 servings, less if you are saving for leftovers, I like to cook my rice fresh each time, but that's me lol)
Spices: Palm full of the following; (2) Cumin, Ground Coriander, White pepper, Chili powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Black Pepper (to taste)
-Start with a large pot on medium heat, add oil to the pan, dice onion and add to the bottom. Cook until softened.
-Add ground beef and brown well, about 7-10 minutes
-Once browned add spices and let them "wake up" for a couple of minutes, then add diced Romas and cook a few minutes.
-Now add beans, can tomatoes, Rotel, and chicken stock, stir and bring to a boil
-Add corn then lower heat to a simmer. Cover pan and cook for 30 minutes
-Taste test and adjust spices to your preference, then cook for another 15 minutes. Can cook for up to an hour, but it's ready to serve at 45.
To Serve; Add rice to a sturdy bowl, then top with chili and enjoy!
I'd love to hear your thoughts OR if you try this one. Post comments below and I thank you for your support!
Happy Cooking y'all!