One of my favorite things to make in the winter is my Chili recipe. This sure has been one long and cold winter here in Ohio. The past few weeks we have had below zero temperatures and not much of a warm up beyond the lower 30’s. I know you fellow northerners can relate, waiting for spring! So here is one way to stay warm.
I make this different every time, so I will do my best to give you my best version of my Chili Recipe. You can substitute the beans for any type of beans you like, or cut down on the quantities. I will also add frozen corn to my recipe if i have it on hand.
- 2 lbs. of ground beef, browned
- 2 cans dark kidney beans, drained
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1 can great northern beans, drained
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 2 cans tomato sauce
- 1 small can of tomato juice
- 1/4 cup chili seasoning mix (I use Tastefully Simple Wahoo Chili)
- Brown 1 or 2 pounds of ground beef in a large skillet, adding seasoning of choice. While the ground beef is cooking, mix all the other ingredients together in a stock pot or slow cooker. Drain ground beef and add to the slower cooker. Mix thoroughly place on lid and cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours.
- Optional: add chopped onions to ground beef while browning. Substitute beans of your choice, may also add frozen or fresh corn to the recipe.
The recipe above is for a large batch of Chili, I like to freeze half of the chili in individual sized containers to make for a quick and easy lunch. Remember, I like simple and easy and this one is both! What is your favorite soup recipe? Leave me a comment below!