Monday, January 21, 2013

It's time for Chili

I was going to post "My Harry Potter Fix: Fashion Edition" link-up post today, but Polyvore is being difficult. I create an outfit, save, and publish, and then it disappears. Can anyone offer some advice?? My first outfit was actually there, and I had it inserted into my post. Then it vanished. It still said it was in my set, and I can click edit and the outfit appears. Weird??'s FREEZING here in Pennsylvania.  According to, it's 20* right now, but we're expected to drop to single digits with -10 windchills over night.  Windchills are expected to be -15 with highs in the single digits during the DAY tomorrow.  Awesome.

In other words, I need to share my Chili recipe with you.  I don't make mine super spicy or anything, but if it's cold where you live, too, this should help to warm you up!

Chili & Corn Bread
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 heaping T chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 can (15 oz.) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1. Brown beef with garlic and onion over medium heat, drain.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the beans.

3. Heat to boiling. Then turn the heat to simmer and add the beans
4. Cover and let simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, grab your favorite corn bread recipe or mix and get that ready. I use Jiffy corn bread mix because it's good, and it's super cheap.


This one uses a box of the mix, 1 egg, and 1/3 cup of milk. Heat the oven to 400*F. Mix up the ingredients with a spoon. Let sit 3-4 minutes and restir before filling cups. This makes 6-8 regular size muffins. I made minis. :)

Spray the pan with Pam, and then fill each cup. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

I never eat chili without making corn bread. I don't know if this is how everyone eats chili or not. I didn't like chili when I was a kid (or teenager) because I didn't like beans. I had beanless chili once, and I loved it. When I started making it for Scott and me, I thought I could just pick out the beans but....turns out, they're pretty good! :) ANYWAY, in the "pre-crazy Lindsay Lohan" version of The Parent Trap there is mention of chili and corn bread. I think this is where my idea that they go together came from.

Either way, it's delicious!

Enjoy. :)


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