Chili Today and Tomorrow - New England style!

5
Beth M.

By
@BakinTime

In the cold winter of New England, it is great to have a spicy meal to warm you up!

My cookbooks are helpful but I like to experiment a bit when making chili, so I make it slightly different each time.

As long as it's made with hamburg,tomatoes,onions,beans, and has spices like chili and cumin, my husband will eat it.

I like it thick and served with grated cheese and cornbread; he likes it with sour cream on top.

This can be doubled for a great number of servings.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
six or eight main course bowls
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef, broken up and browned; or leftover meatloaf cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced; or dried garlic chips/ ground;
  • 1 can(s)
    29 oz. can tomatoes chopped in juice
  • 1 can(s)
    29 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 can(s)
    15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 small
    bell pepper, green, chopped
  • 3 can(s)
    chili beans, mixed beans like black beans and red kidney beans, or pinto beans
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili
  • 2 tsp
    cumin
  • 1 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1 tsp
    sugar

How to Make Chili Today and Tomorrow - New England style!

Step-by-Step

  1. In a heated Dutch Oven, add the oil, brown the beef, and add the onions,green pepper and garlic. Cook until onions are soft.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes,tomato sauce,sugar and herbs. Cook uncovered for perhaps fifteen minutes,stirring occasionally. Add the beans and heat for about another ten minutes.
  3. This can simmer longer, but it is fine after about a half an hour. It's great with some hot cornbread, a little sour cream and or grated cheddar cheese for topping. It is even better the second day. *I used leftover meatloaf this time, and I put everything in the CrockPot, and covered and simmered it this morning, for "my husband's lunch-to-go" and made cornbread to go with it. It was great!
  4. I like to vary the seasonings,and the measurements aren't always exactly as I've written. I check for the taste and add seasonings if needed; and they can be increased to satisfy your tastes. Salt and Pepper are also added as desired, but I use less now than I have in the past.

Printable Recipe Card

About Chili Today and Tomorrow - New England style!

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 8 Comments & Reviews

20 Super Tasty Chicken Recipes

20 Super Tasty Chicken Recipes


“What’s for dinner?” That’s the infamous question we get tired of hearing and figuring out. But, we have your answer – chicken. Now, wait. Before you say that’s boring, trust us. We guarantee your family will love all of these 20 super tasty chicken recipes. From BBQ chicken pizzas to orange chicken and rice to Parmesan […]

Vegetarian Dinner Ideas for Meatless Monday

Vegetarian Dinner Ideas for Meatless Monday


Bored of eating the same old, same old? Looking to make a change to your menu? One of the easiest ways to do it is to have Meatless Monday. It’s a great way to try vegetarian recipes not normally in the weekly rotation. Trust us, your family won’t be sacrificing anything. Mondays won’t be a […]

15 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas

15 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas


Is your goal for the year to eat healthier? We’re here to help. These healthy meal prep recipes will make sticking to your diet easier than ever. Not only is meal prepping proven to help you eat healthier, but these nutritious meals are also delicious and sure to cure your cravings.