Hopefully you all saw Ruthanne’s vegetarian chili from yesterday. If not, please take a minute to check it out.
My version is probably a more traditional chili, and is based on the chili our Mom used to make when we were growing up. And it has what I think are pretty basic ingredients.
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion
2 cans black beans
2 cans kidney beans
3 medium carrots
I can diced tomatoes
1 bell pepper
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons chili powder
¾ cup corn, fresh or frozen
Cook and drain ground beef. Chop onion, bell pepper, and garlic and took until onions are beginning to soften. Add Worcestershire sauce and chili powder and stir. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, and chopped carrots. Cover with tomato juice and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until carrots are soft.
Serve with whatever toppings you prefer: cheddar cheese, jalapenos, crackers or chips, corn bread.
Our chili bar wasn’t necessarily fancy, but it was good, and made a simple meal a bit more special.
So, there you have it. Two different ways to make chili, no matter where you are in the world. Let us know how you make chili and if you’ve ever hosted a chili party for the Oscars.