Sunday, October 28, 2012


It's going to be a glorious, glorious day when I finally figure out how to take adequate pictures of chilis and stews.

Adapted from Simply Recipes

1/2 lb. Bacon, cut into small (approx. 1/2") pieces
1 large Onion, chopped
1 1/2 lbs. Ground Beef
6 Garlic Cloves, chopped
16 oz. can of Tomato Sauce
1 C. Broth
2 T. Honey
2 T. Paprika
1 T. ground Cumin
1 T. Chili Powder
2 t. Cayenne
Chopped red onion and shredded cheddar, for garnish

Fry the bacon over medium heat until it begins to get crispy, then add the chopped onions and fry over high heat, stirring often, until they begin to brown.  Add in the ground beef and stir in well. Cook this, still over high heat and stirring occasionally, until the beef is browned.  This will take a few minutes. When the beef is about halfway browned, toss in the chopped garlic and mix well.

Once the beef is well browned, add the tomato sauce, honey, beef broth and all the spices.  Bring to a simmer and taste.  Mix up the spices according to your preference. 

Let the chili cook on a gentle simmer for at least another 30 minutes. Eat on its own, with garnishes, or on hot dogs!

This time two years ago:  Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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