Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mel's Special Chili

Mel's Special Chili
This recipe is derived from one that Melannie brought home from Jr. High.

In a large pot add:

1 T. Oil
1 med onion diced
2 cloves of garlic crushed
cook till onions are translucent

Add 1/2 lb. ground turkey (or beef or a mixture if preferred)
Cook thoroughly. We do a mixture of ground turkey and lean ground beef.

1 beef bouillon cube melted in 1/2 cup boiling water
2 t. chili Powder
1 t. Cumin
1/2 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. paprika
1/4 t. ground red pepper (I omit this)
1 lg can crushed tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
( I add one can of white beans and black beans too)
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Let mixture simmer for 30 min

Serve with your favorite cornbread!

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