When a group of blogger friends started talking about favorite chili recipes I knew I had to share my favorite one. So with the cooler weather coming in most parts of the country it is time for another family favorite recipe great chili.
I always have the ingredients on hand and even make it during the summer. Yes even during our brutally hot Florida summers. That is because I donate blood and it is a great recipe to make sure my iron levels are high enough to donate. Now I know that is not a usual reason to make chili but that is mine and I’m sticking to it.
You know my recipes aren’t complete without tweaking them. I like to add some minced garlic to the mixture. I add enough to my liking. You can certainly leave it out if you aren’t a garlic lover like I am.
I use my food processor to chop the onion. It is much easier than the old fashioned way don’t you think? Brown the onion with ground meat. Once browned, use a slotted spoon to remove meat-onion mixture a plate to drain off oil. Then use a slotted spoon to put it back in the pan.
The recipe calls for canned tomatoes and red kidney beans. Nowadays they make spicy red kidney beans so I usually add them. I have also switched to using Rotel Tomatoes. Any version tastes good.
And if you really want to spice it up, get the spicy chili powder. I let it simmer all day and of course the next day it is even better. Serve with your favorite hot bread or rolls. Ummm good.
And to make it even more fun we will be having a Chili Cook Off so come back on February 28, 2017, and vote for your favorite Chili recipe. Be sure to check out all of the other fabulous chili recipes below. There is a recipe for every taste.
Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Chili www.myfamilythyme.com
Jed’s Traditional Beef Chili www.mymommadethat.com
Chilly Nite Chili www.chathamhillonthelake.com
Easy Fool Proof Chili for the Non-Gourmet wwwlifeonpearlstreet.com
Perfect Chili and Cornbread in 15 Minutes www.thechelseaproject.com
The Best Gluten Free Homemade Chili www.promisinglypennywise.com
Bacon Chicken Chili and Beans www.craftylilypad.theblogpress.com
Simple Real Food Instant Pot Chili www.ourhomemyheart.com
Easy Chili with Beans Over Rice www.smallhomesoul.com
Super Easy Spicy Turkey Chili www.mommacan.com
Simple Texas Chili www.ducttapeanddenim.com
Easy Peasy Weekday Chili www.sledgehammerqueen.com
Halloween Cauldron Chili and Cornbread www.faeriesandfauna.com
White Bean Chicken Chili www.mythriftyhouse.com
5 Can Slow Cooker Chili Using Leftovers www.dailydiylife.com
Family Favorite Recipe Great Chili www.shoppeno5.com
Slow Cooked Chili with Chocolate
Taco Chili www.http://wp.me/p36yy8-dw
Dutch Oven (newer version)
Plastic cutting board (similar)
Paring knife (similar)
Pyrex measuring cup
Manual Can Opener
How To Make An Easy Summer Pasta Salad
I’m all about easy when it comes to cooking. Quite a while ago I found a pasta salad in the paper called Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad. Well through the years I tweaked it and totally changed it. So how to make an easy summer pasta salad? Stick with me and I will show you.
The main thing I always use is the pasta, Italian salad dressing, and frozen vegetables. The recipe calls for any variety of Birds Eye Farm Fresh mixtures. I really like the combination of carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. I think now a days it is called California Blend. But there are a lot of good combinations to chose from.
The recipe suggests cooked chicken breasts cut into chunks. I am not sure why I decided to put in the small can of chunked ham but that is what I did. Lately, when I make a baked ham I will cube enough to use in this pasta salad recipe.
And I usually have an onion but forget to buy the scallions. I chop the onion and use that instead.
Another thing I do is leave out the ginger. It is just something I don’t think about using. Maybe I will the next time. It may taste good, right?
Oh, the pasta. You know I just don’t follow directions, do I? I use the tri-color rotini. It is so much easier. And that is what this is all about, how to make an easy summer pasta salad. It’s too hot to be in the kitchen cooking.
I serve it with rolls or french bread. Isn’t that easy?
Pyrex Measuring Cup