Friday, February 1, 2013

Simple, Perfect Chili

Hello everyone!  My name is Heidi.  Remember me???  I didn't forget you!   My crazy children spilled water on my laptop a few months ago and I've had to use a sad, old desktop that wouldn't let me access my blog :(  
Here's a super, delish chili recipe from Pioneer Woman.  I thought I made pretty good chili, but after hearing how much my husband liked this chili, I guess I didn't!  I think the secret is the masa.  You must try it for yourself!  Enjoy :)

SIMPLE, PERFECT CHILI
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 tablespoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 pounds ground beef
One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup masa
Optional:
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
1 can diced tomatoes and chilies


Begin by measuring the spices: chopped garlic, oregano, cumin, cayenne, and chili powder.
Brown ground beef with garlic and drain well. Pour in the tomato sauce. Followed by the spices and the salt.
Stir together well, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If the mixture becomes overly dry, add in ½ cup water at a time as needed (I added the water)
After an hour, place the masa in a small bowl. Add ½ cup water and stir together with a fork. Dump the masa mixture into the chili. Stir together well. Taste, adjust the seasonings. Add the beans, jalapeno, and tomatoes if desired. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Yummy served with shredded cheddar, chopped onion,sour cream and Frito's!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're back!!

Chris said...

The masa makes sense. One of my favorite dives serves chili with a tamale in it and it is to die for!

Disneypal said...

So glad you are back - I've missed your blog !