Monday, October 8, 2012

Chili Time!

The best part about fall is most definitely the food.  First up on my fav fall food list?  Kyle's chili.  The minute the thermometer dips below 60° I am begging for him to make it.  At around bowl number two I am thankful for the second best part of fall...sweaters to hide my chili belly!

Here is Kyle's "secret" recipe.  I say secret because he doesn't measure when he cooks so getting this down on paper took some doing!  His recipe is both spicy and sweet and definitely Texas style with jalepenos and black beans!  I think its best washed down with a cold Shiner.  Enjoy!

Kyle's Chili

1 sweet onion
3 garlic cloves
1 yellow bell pepper
2 jalepenos
1 can black beans
1 can sweet corn
2 small cans tomato paste
3lbs chili meat
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp cayenne
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp seasoned salt
1.5 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp black pepper
Olive Oil

Garnish: Cilantro, avocado, green onions, sour cream, sharp cheddar and Fritos!

  1. Chop garlic, onions and peppers and sweat in a dutch oven with olive oil.  (If you're a crock pot fan, do this in a pan on the stove first and then transfer to your crock pot.)
  2. Add in meat and seasoning and simmer on low for about 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. About 30 minutes before it is done, add in the corn and beans.
  4. Garnish and serve!

Yes, this makes enough for a small army but it freezes well!

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