i have never been fond of cold weather, even more so now that i have gotten older, brrrr. but the one thing i do love about winter is the foods that make you feel all warm and fuzzy. my absolute favorite is chili, i have many recipes for chili, but my go to for a cold day is this one. it's a mix of all my fav recipes kicked up hot n spicy!
1/2 - 1 c beef broth(i use this to clean out tomato cans)
med green pepper,diced
garlic clove, diced
chili powder, hot
hot sauce, i prefer crystals
THE MEASUREMENTS ARE NOT EXACT, I USUALLY EYEBALL THE SPICES. AS FOR THE MEATS JUST DEPENDS ON WHAT I HAVE HANDY MIX AND MATCH OR JUST CHOOSE 2 I ALWAYS TRY TO USE A GOOD COUNTRY SAUSAGE (NEESE'S)FOR EXAMPLE.
I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO ADD MORE TOMATO ALSO, JUST DEPENDS ON THE AMOUNT I AM MAKING. AND I LIKE TO ADD 1 CAN OF WHOLE KERNEL CORN THE LAST 30 MIN OF COOKING
brown meats in skillet. Meanwhile empty tomatoes into large pot adding spices, bring to a slow simmer. drain meats, add to pot. in same skillet saute onion, green pepper and garlic until just soft. add to pot.
slowly simmer for at least 2 hrs, adding the hot sauce and fresh basil just before serving.
NOTE: THIS IS EVEN BETTER DONE IN A CROCKPOT ON LOW ALL DAY. DO SAME AS ABOVE WITH MEATS AND VEG, EXCEPT POUR TOMATOES INTO CP ADDING SPICES THEN COMBINE REMAINING INGREDIENTS.