Monday, January 26, 2009

Comfort Food . . .

When I heard the weather forecast for the possibility of icy weather for the next few days I knew it was time to make chili. For me nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of chili when the weather is blustery, cold, and everyone is home bound! This recipe is one I posted in October. Hope you'll give it a try. It's delicious!
*Big Batch Chili*
4 pounds ground chuck
2 medium onions ~ chopped
1 green pepper ~ chopped
2 garlic cloves ~ minced
3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
4 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 can Rotel
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
*Toppings*
sour cream
shredded cheddar cheese
chopped green onions
Frito corn chips
Cook ground chuck, in batches, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, until meat crumbles and is no longer pink, drain. Place meat in large crock pot, add all other ingredients. Cook, covered , at High 5 to 6 hours or Low 6 to 8 hours. Serve with desired toppings listed above.
Makes 15 to 18 cups
I'm sure you've got a great recipe for your favorite comfort food. I'd love for you to share it!

14 comments:

Patti said...

that sounds very good! Good time for some chili here too!

valerie said...

I'm preparing for the ice they say is coming our way. (sigh)

I LOVE chili. I usually just buy the Williams mix, but have always wanted to make mine from scratch. I'm pretty sure I have all of these ingredients for this.

Sounds like it's gonna be a great night for chili and a warm robe & house shoes....cuddled up on the sofa watching tv. I hate that our Bible study will more than likely be cancelled tonight.

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Stay warm and safe!

Love,
Valerie

Janene said...

Carol~
I love chili on a cold blustery day!
Those are exactly my choice of toppings on my chili too!
Mmmmm! I can smell it cooking now...and my tummy is growling!
Enjoy your closed in day!

bennie and patsy said...

That sounds good, we need comfort food. Not looking forward to ice, like you I would like snow.
patsy

Stacey said...

Oh that sounds good. I've got the makings for stew sitting on my counter right now. Hoping for an icy day. :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Yum! I'm with you~ chili is the best when it's freezing cold outside! I will definitely try this recipe out. We have a recipe for it, but we love to try out new ones, and this one sounds delicious! :)

Bo said...

This sounds delish! and very enjoyable for a cold day. ;-) Bo

Susie said...

For me too, cold weather and chili just go together. We always enjoy ours with grilled cheese. Yummy!

Sherry said...

Sounds good! I made soup today (vegetable beef -- haven't made that in a l-o-n-g time).

It has already started icing some here. Traffic is fine but we have to be careful walking on the driveway, patio, etc.

Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Blessings and stay warm!

Ginger said...

That sounds yummy. We got hit last night with a storm and I wish I had gone to the store first....
After living in the desert for so many years, I still can't get used to preparing for bad weather.

Charli and me said...

Thanks for sharing. we love chili and with the superbowl right around the corner.... Happy Monday!

Rachel said...

How yummy and perfect for our 4 degree weather we are having! Thanks for the recipe I always love to try new stuff!

Kelly said...

I'm thinking I might be stuck at home tommorow due to ice. Chili would be perfect!

Rebekah said...

My hubbie makes the chili at our house and he just made it day before yesterday! Yummy....so good on a cold, wintry day!