Grilled Cowboy Calico Chili !

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Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

This is a family favorite! We have made this on the grill and on the stove in the kitchen... it is always a hit!

We tend to grill extra steaks, and have the left over ones to chop up and make this recipe.

The children love all of the textures and colors from the ingredients. Tonight they all 4 asked for seconds!

Play with your food! xo

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
15 - 20
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • CHILI INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium
    (or large) steaks (grilled and chilled, cut up small )
  • 3 c
    water (or tomato juice)
  • 3 large
    onions (chopped)
  • 6 - 8 large
    tomatoes (cut up)
  • 2 large
    (or 1 huge) zucchini (chopped)
  • 1 large
    red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 large
    green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 4 clove
    garlic (minced)
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro, fresh (chopped)
  • 1 can(s)
    (15-16 ounces) whole kernel corn
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    salt (optional)
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder (do not use garlic salt!)
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 can(s)
    (large) favorite cheap spaghetti sauce
  • 2 can(s)
    black beans
  • 2 can(s)
    kidney beans
  • 3 can(s)
    chili beans (already seasoned)
  • OPTIONAL INGREDIENT

  • 1 large
    can tomato paste (for a thicker chili)

How to Make Grilled Cowboy Calico Chili !

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut up the chilled steak into very small pieces. Place in large kettle with the water (or tomato juice). Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes while chopping veggies up.
  2. Chop up the onion, tomato, peppers and zucchini. Add to the kettle with the steak (you can add more water or juice if desired).

    Bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer until all the veggies are cooked (about 15 minutes).
  3. Chopped Zucchini can be chopped large or small.
  4. Add the pasta sauce.
  5. Add canned beans and corn.
  6. Add the spices.

    Simmer for 10 minutes
  7. Serve!

    *** If you like a thinner chili, add more liquid. If you want a thicker chili add a large can of tomato paste.

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About Grilled Cowboy Calico Chili !

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican



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