Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bug's Favorite Chili

Yum!  Chili!!

  The other night it was really chilly and I was trying to decide what to have for supper (yes, supper is a Midwest term.  It means dinner.). Well, Bug suggested chili, always a favorite in our family.  So that was what was on the menu; Bug's Favorite Chili.


Bug's Favorite Chili

1 pound ground beef
2 (4 ounce) cans mushrooms
2 cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans chili beans, undrained
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
3 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce (or when using my homemade canned sauce, I use a quart)
1 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. onion powder (my family doesn't like chunks of onion, so 1 small onion my be substituted)
1/2 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked sea salt (if you can't find this, it can be left out)
1 teaspoon cumin

Cook the ground beef until no longer pink.  Before the beef is completely done, add the mushrooms so they get a little of the beef flavor on them.  Add a little of the chili powder to the beef as it is cooking, maybe a teaspoon.  When beef is done, add the rest of your ingredients.  Let the chili simmer for 25-30 minutes for all the flavors to come together.

This chili is really good and not that spicy.  If you want yours a spicier, add more chili powder and some cayenne powder.  As much as you want.

I hope you enjoy it!  I know we all did!! :)

Love to all,   Sara

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  1. I love chili recipes! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Semi Homemade :)