Friday, October 31, 2008

An Award & A Recipe. . .

A big thank you to Stacey for my very first award! You're such a sweetie, thank you for being my blogging friend. I want to pass this award on to 3 other new blogging friends,Dot, Sharon, & Denise. They have all been so warm, friendly, & welcoming to me since I started blogging in September! Click on their names to check out their wonderful blogs.

Stacey is hosting a soup & chili recipe exchange today. Great idea girl! Here's my chili recipe. I'll be serving this for dinner tonight before the little goblins start ringing the doorbell! :0)

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, undrained
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

Happy Halloween everyone, enjoy the fun! :0)


Stacey said...

Yum! I love that it makes so much. That's how we like to make chili - in large quantities. Then freeze part of it.

Thanks for participating. :)

Picket said...

Morning girl....Thanks so much for that beautiful award...I will post about it soon...I am making a big pot of chili tonight for my bunch with some cornbread! Yummy! lol Hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween...thanks again for the award girl...I do so appreciate it!

Amy said...

Your soup recipe sounds so easy and delicious. Isn't Stacey's party so much fun. I love getting a new recipe, and soup recipes are my favorite! Enjoy the day. Amy :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

The only thing better than chili is Lots of chili. This recipe looks great. Have a very happy Halloween! Twyla

Rose of Sharon said...

Happy Halloween! Congratulations for your award! You deserve it Carol! Also, thank you so much for my award! You are so sweet!

Have a great day!


Ginger said...

Hi Carol:
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment.
I am new at this too, I started about the same time as you. I didn't realize it would so hard to come up with something interesting to blog about, but I love going to everyone's pages and reading about their lives and their towns.
I went back and looked at your previous blogs...your home is beautiful. And congratulations on the upcoming birth of your grandson. We had a grandson born in March and I can't believe how fast the time is going...he is crawling already and pulling himself up.
I'll stop by again, and you come and visit me again too....
Happy Halloween

B. said...

UMMMMM..... I love chili!! I also love cooking in the crockpot!!! I am also praying for the eelction. In fact, our church has a 24 hour prayer vigil starting Monday night.... which I am looking forward to attending.

Kristi said...

In a post I did yesterday, I said I wouldn't be handing out candy on Halloween, but I changed my mind and handed out candy tonight. I had to stop around 8:00 pm because we got really low on candy.

tincanlily said...

Thank you so much for thinking about me and giving me this award. I like meeting bloggers from all over the country and beyond. Thank you.
Chili is also one of my favorite foods! Have a nice weekend!

kari and kijsa said...

Have a safe and happy Halloween!
kari & kijsa