Monday, January 24, 2011

Chili with Kellie

A goal we have for our family is that our children would cook one meal per month for the family. Well, it sorta, kinda worked but starting with January we are enforcing :-) this goal. 

So tonight is Kellie's night. She has a delicious smelling Chili simmering away on the stove while she plays in the snow outside. That's right, my girl is a multi-tasker all the way!

This is an adaptation of the "Phone Lady's" Chili but here we go:

Kellie's Chili
1 lb. ground beef or chuck
2-3 carrots peeled, and chopped
2 cups cut up celery
1/2 - 1 onion cut up
1 cup green pepper cut up
In a large stock pot, brown off the ground meat, then add the remaining ingredients to saute' vegetables.

Add in:
2 large cans of V-8 Juice (tried to save money here by using generic brand tomato juice, it was okay but was certainly missing something in taste we were used to with the V-8)
2 cans of chili beans, do not drain
1 large can of pork and beans, do not drain

Stir together and simmer for a couple hours. Sometimes I'll throw it in the crock pot and let it go all day. But tonight Kellie put it together around 3:30 and it'll simmer until 5 or so. Perfect.

She also made Sweet Cornbread too. Can't wait for supper. My tummy's growling! grrrrrr!

 Don't forget the sour cream and cheese!

Sweet Cornbread recipe coming soon!
Tastes just like the Jiffy Box cornbread but homemade!

1 comment:

  1. the adaptation...haven't tried it with Bushes baked it gives it a nice "kick"....we had Phone lady chili for the big game ;-0
    can't wait for the cornbread recipe...or maybe Kellie will save me some ?
    "phone lady"