Thursday, January 14, 2010

Veggie Loaded Chili

I have said it before, I love chili. I collect chili recipes and once the weather grows chronically cold I crave the stuff. This chili recipe is actually a little different than my standard chili. It comes from the recipe box of my SIL, Jessica. I like it because it is food storage friendly (I used dried veggies) and it has veggie power mixed in with ground beef and beans. I also love it because I can throw it in my crockpot.

1 Cup chopped onion
1 Cup diced carrots ( I actually used rehydrated dried carrots)
1 Cup diced green peppers (I used rehydrated dried green peppers)
1 pound ground beef or turkey (seasoned to your liking)
3/4 Cup chicken broth
3/4 cup orange juice
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt (plus more for seasoning)
1 minced garlic clove

garlic powder
dash of hot pepper sauce (optional)

Brown your ground turkey or hamburger. I browned my hamburger up with a little dried minced onion and Montreal steak seasoning.

Add all ingredients to crockpot. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder and if you like it spicy some good hot pepper sauce. I throw a few dashes in my bowl to give my chili some heat. Cause this mama likes it hot even if her kiddos prefer it mild.

Top with sour cream and shredded cheese

1 comment:

Cathy (breadexperience) said...

I too love chili and collect recipes. I don't think I've ever used carrots in my chili before. I'm going to have to try it. This one looks good! Thanks for sharing!


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