chili today and tomorrow - new england style!

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By Beth M.
from M.V. Island, MA

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.

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serves six or eight main course bowls
prep time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chili today and tomorrow - new england style!

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef, broken up and browned; or leftover meatloaf cut into small pieces
  • 1 md
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced; or dried garlic chips/ ground;
  • 1 can
    29 oz. can tomatoes chopped in juice
  • 1 can
    29 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 can
    15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 sm
    bell pepper, green, chopped
  • 3 can
    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
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How To Make chili today and tomorrow - new england style!

  • 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.
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