Chilly Means Time for Chili

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When it gets chilly out it is time to cook a pot of chili. I make lots and freeze it for later, as you never know when you need some comfort food.

making chili at craftygardener.ca
  • Ingredients
  • 454 grams of extra lean ground beef
  • large can of diced tomatoes
  • large can of red kidney beans
  • small tin of tomato paste
  • chili seasoning to your taste
  • sweet onion, about 1/4 cup
  • celery, 1 or 2 stalks
  • garlic if you wish
making chili at craftygardener.ca
  • chop onions and saute in a frypan
  • add chopped celery, continue to saute
  • add garlic if you choose, the amount is up to your liking
  • add ground beef

Cook, stirring frequently and drain of any extra fat from cooking the ground beef.

making chili at craftygardener.ca
  • stir in chili powder to suit your taste
  • stir in tomato paste

Transfer it into a big pot to simmer. Add the tomatoes and kidney beans. I drain and rinse the kidney beans before adding.

making chili at craftygardener.ca

I just love that little gadget that clips onto the side of the pot to rest the spoon on.

making chili at craftygardener.ca

It saves having a small bowl or a spoon rest container on the counter. And any drips go right back into the pot.

making chili at craftygardener.ca

You can still put the lid on the pot but one side will be a little higher due to the spoon rest.

Once the chili is done, serve with some nice crusty bread and freeze portions for later.

Do you have a favourite kitchen gadget?

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14 Responses

  1. Linda

    I love chilli but can’t eat it now which is quite sad I bet this tastes amazing. Have a lovely weekend. x

  2. Lorrie

    For dinner this evening we had vegetarian chili made by our daughter. Very tasty and perfect for a cool Friday night.

  3. Myrtle

    I used to make chili but since Dave passed I have not, It does not agree with Al or me now but I would love a bowl once in awhile.

  4. CC

    The Chili sounds and looks amazing! Thanks for that.
    Snickerdoodles? You’re kidding! A rare one. Don’t see them very often. Will be back for some soup. Stay Well. C

  5. Jeannie

    I tried this today but made a few adjustments. Pinto beans instead of red beans, that was what was in the cabinet. Green peppers instead of celery, they were in the refrigerator. I cooked it in the crockpot so it would be ready when everyone walked in for dinner. I served it with crusty bread from the bread machine.

    It was a hit. None will be left for the freezer.

    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

  6. Vondean Erickson

    Hope you had a nice Christmas and also wishing you a happy better 2021.
    I had a nice Christmas with my son Tim and his partner at their house. We ate outside as a beautiful day. So different than what I have had in the past.

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