Fall is coming, and it is the prefect time of year to have all that yummy fall food. Something I have recently acquired a taste for is Chili, but only if it is made a certain way. I love to eat my mom's chili, but don't really like it when I'm at a restaurant. I don't know what it is, I'm just a picky eater today. With the weather cooling off, Jeff and I decided to make our own homemade Chili today. We basically experimented, but it was really fun. We cranked up the music and began the chili making process.
For seasonings we used the following:
2 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder 1 1/2tsp Paprika
2 Tbsp Chili Powder 1 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper 1/4 tsp Chives
1/4 tsp Steak Seasoning
For the meats we used:
1 lb of Ground beef 1.25 lbs of Ground Turkey
For the veggies we used:
1/2 of a fresh red pepper 1/2 of a fresh yellow pepper
1/2 of an fresh orange pepper 1/2 of a medium red onion
1/2 of a large fresh white onion 1 can of black beans
For the Sauce we used:
2 cans (15 oz) tomato Sauce
1 Can (15 oz) Stewed tomatoes (with the water they were in)
3/4 Cup of water
1 can (12 oz) of Tomato paste
a little less than 1/8 of a cup of Whiskey
1/2 Tbsp of Jalapeno juice
Cheddar Cheese Oyster Crackers
1. We cut up all the fresh veggies and set aside
2. We mixed the meat together. We had the oven burner on Medium heat and browned the meat until it was almost all browned. Then we added in the red onion and the white onion. We sauteed all of them together. After the meat was browned we drained the fat and set aside.
3. We put the liquids in the crock pot and turned the crock pot on low. We mixed all the liquids together and then threw in the seasons. We then threw in the peppers, meat and onions and the black beans. We mixed everything all together. We cooked it on low for 4 to 4 and a half hours stirring occasionally.
We topped our Chili with some fresh Shredded cheddar cheese and some crushed up saltine crackers. Jeff also topped his with some extra cut up onion.
How did it taste?
During the cooking process, while stirring, there were times where I would take little taste test. It tasted pretty good. Jeff say it tastes what Chili should be. It is a mild chili- not too spicy so if you want spicy, I would say you can add more spices to it. Jeff loves spicy Chili, but I don't so he added more chili powder to his.
So if you want a fun Chili Recipe, here you go!