Chili is a comfort food!

I decided to make dinner last night since my wife had an after work 90 minute massage and I didn’t expect her to make dinner to cap the night off. Instead I decided that I would make chili. The last time I made it I added to much salt and Cayenne pepper. Blarg!

This time I decided to do it right and only add the cayenne and salt later in the process and taste more often. To my credit it worked out beautifully. Here is a list of ingredients I used (subject to correction) and process I went through.

In a large stew pot I added in this order:

  • 1 lb ground hamburger – browned
  • 2 onions – chopped fine
  • 3 cloves garlic  – sent through the garlic press
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can white pinto beans – drained
  • 1 can kidney beans – drained
  • 1 can black beans – drained
  • spices – black pepper, salt, 2 kinds of chili powder (names to come later), cayenne pepper
  • Bring to boil, sort of, and then reduce heat to simmer with lid on for approximately 1.5 hours stirring frequintly.

    There was enough for left-overs for at least one night. It should be fantastic again as the flavor has had even more time to marinade. Awesome!

    More to come…

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