Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rachel's Chipotle Chili



We had a very rainy Labor Day and it cooled off considerably.  It got Mark and I in the mood for a big pot of chili.  This is my recipe for chili.  So I thought I'd call it Rachel's Chili.  I'm creative like that.  This is a really good, simple chili that doesn't take a thousand ingredients and doesn't need to cook all day.  It's spicy, meaty, and has a ton of flavor.  You can really tweak this to be as spicy as you like.  My husband doesn't love tomatoes so I only use one can of Rotel, if you like them, it can definitely handle 2 cans.  Our 12 year old eats this just fine but it is too spicy for the little ones.  So I plan something fun for them.  We serve this with cheese, sour cream and crushed up Frito's.  If your really brave you can throw on some slices of pickled jalapeno.

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 pound sausage (I use hot, you can also use mild)
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can Rotel, undrained
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 cans chili beans, undrained
1 teaspoon Chipotle Chili powder
1 teaspoon Chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Salt and Pepper to taste
Desired Toppings

Directions:

In a large Dutch oven brown ground beef and sausage until no longer pink; drain. Set aside. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to Dutch oven and cook onion until tender.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Return meat to pot.  Add Rotel, chili beans, tomato sauce, water, and all spices, stirring gently to combine.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer.  Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.  Serve with desired toppings.

Enjoy!

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3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad it's finally cooling off here in Louisiana! Maybe we will have some chili weather soon enough, and I'll try this recipe.

    I found your blog through the Wonka Wednesday party at Hugs & Cookies XOXO. I'm linked up there too!

    -Carrie

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  2. SOUNDS LIKE A DELISH DINNER!!! THANKS 4 LINKING UP AT WONKA WEDNESDAY!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by. Come by again soon!

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