Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sweet Chili

A friend brought Sweet Chili for us when we had our sweet Lydia. It is a family favorite.

2lbs ground beef
2 cloves garlic,minced
2 t salt
1 t. black pepper
1-28oz can of diced tomatoes (or petite diced tomatoes)
1-16oz can of red kidney beans drained and rinsed  (I always use chili beans because Ben doesn’t like kidney beans)

1 large onion
2 t. chili powder
1 t. ground cumin
1 t. dried oregano
1-28oz can of tomato sauce
1 can of water (use can from tomato sauce)

½ c packed light brown sugar (less to taste or can be omitted)

1.       Brown meat, onion & garlic. Drain meat.
2.       Add seasonings, brown sugar, water.
3.       If doing on stove, bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer uncovered at least for 45 or longer.  Stirring occasionally.

Can be put in crockpot on low for 4-5 hours.

Serve over cooked elbow macaroni. Garnish as desired.  We serve with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.

This makes A LOT but it freezes well. 


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  2. This is A LOT like the chili my family makes. It's also my favorite. Spicy chili is good sometimes but this is a-mazing!

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