Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mom's Chili

This is always a hit and pretty hard to bugger up!

Mom's Chili

1 lb ground beef (lean, extra lean, whatever you like...ground turkey works too!)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can tomato soup
1/2 can water
1 can kidney beans (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 splashes vinegar (white is fine, I like balsamic)
1 tsp cayenne pepper or dried red chilies
4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp sugar
salt & pepper

Optional: canned diced tomatoes, corn, and/or if you like it spicy as all hell I have a friend that adds chipolte peppers to it.

You only need one pan. In a large skillet or frying pan sautee the onions and garlic in the olive oil. When translucent, add the beef. Cook until most of the pink is gone. Add the soup and water, stir. Add the kidney beans, stir. Add the seasonings, stir. Reduce to a simmer for about 10 mins. Done. :)

If you are adding the tomatoes, do it when you add the beans. If you are adding corn, do it right at the end. (I tend to just serve corn on the side and add what I like.)

Tastiest on day two. Yummy when topped with some shredded cheddar and/or sour cream. I like it with mashed potatoes too...but Mom always served it with roasted spuds.

This makes about 6 heaping 1-cup servings. Freezes awesome.
WW = I don't know the points...good luck! Pin It

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing, am going to work out the points on it!!