Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I was introduced to this fabulous Chili recipe a few years ago by a dear friend!  Original recipe courtesty of Heather O'Connor/tweaked by the Sarge

1 onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic diced
1/2 green bell pepper chopped
1/2 cup chili powder
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 can (28 oz) petite diced tomatoes
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/8 tsp Cayenne red pepper
1 Tbsp beef granules
1/2 tsp salt
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 can light red kidney beans
1/4 cup ketchup
1/8 cup barbecue sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray's)

Grab a large pot and throw in the ground beef. Add the chopped onions, chopped green peppers, diced garlic, and chili powder and cook all together *side note...this is where I use one of "my favorite things"  The Mix and Chop from Pampered Chef: *okay...back to the recipe...
Cook until the meat is browned and everything else is sauteed!  Add in your tomatoes, tomato sauce, ketchup, barbecue sauce, red pepper, beef granules, and salt.  Stir all together and cover.
Now turn your attention to your two cans of kidney beans (when I double the recipe I only add one more can of beans and it is usually chili beans in mild sauce).  Open the two cans and drain, then give them a nice rinse under some water.....drain and then dump the beans into the Chili!
Cook everything till heated trough....then EAT!
Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and some Frito's!

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