This winter has been pretty tough, weather-wise. I'm thinking about making my "Beanless Chili" tomorrow. I began making this recipe because my wife doesn't like kidney beans, and it is now a family favorite.
In the recipe I season the tomatoes, ground meat, onions and mushrooms when they are being cooked individually with a little salt and pepper. The key is "little", or just enough to allow the flavor to be released. When they are all combined, then one final tasting will tell you if you need to add any more salt & pepper.
Also, the ground meat that I prefer is usually one pound of ground chuck (80% lean/20% fat) and one pound ground round (85% lean/15% fat).
Occasionally, I will add a half can of beer. I usually do this if I feel that the chili needs a little liquid while cooking. Sometime it does and sometimes it doesn't. It tastes good either way.
To make 4 servings instead of 8, just incorporate half the ingredients.
One final note: While the chili is delicious (a quote from my wife) when it is first served, it seems to taste even better the next day reheated.
I was wondering if anyone else would be willing to share some cold weather comfort food recipe?
For 5 or more generations, our family has always eaten Gurkensalat (German Cucumber Salad) at Thanksgiving. Would anyone be willing to share their family Thanksgiving food traditions and recipes?
My wife and I traditionally hold a family open house on New Years Day. Our menu is fairly traditional with a pork roast, kielbasi, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, and large salad. But the reason so many family members attend is to taste my wife's wedding soup. I wonder what delectable taste treats others make to start the new year?
What are some of your favorite dishes that you like to serve for your Christmas dinner? Traditionally, on Christmas eve our family has lasagna, salad, bread and a nice wine.
Can anyone give me their best suggestion for a wine to compliment the Thanksgiving meal?
With a traditional feast being eaten on Thanksgiving day, please share some ideas for dinner on Wednesday evening. Thank you.
I found an old posting of food jokes that were very funny. I thought that I would start another, so here is my joke...
Q: What do they call a cow with no legs?
A: Ground beef.
2 muffins are baking in an oven.
One of the muffiins says "Man, is it hot in here"
The other muffin says "Holy Crap!!! A talking muffin!"
A day is lost if we have not laughed at least once. I hope more food jokes will be added.
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