Monday, January 12, 2009

Soup Swap: Mom's Chunky Style Chili

I made this yummy chili and Dad's cornbread last night. It is one of my sister's favorite mom-made dishes. I decided to contribute the recipe to the Soup Swap over at Turkeycookies.

Mom's Chunky Style Chili

1. In a large pot, combine and soak overnight:
  • 3 cups dry beans
  • 6 cups water
2. The next day, cook beans for 1 1/2 hours, adding more water as needed to cover beans.

3. Drain beans

4. Add:
  • 1 16 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1 16 oz. can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2Tbs. Wocestershire sauce
5. Brown 2 lbs hamburger, drain and add to chili.

6. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

I vary this recipe sometimes (e.g., canned beans - 3 15 oz cans of kidney beans for 1/2 recipe made it pretty bean-y; less meat, ground turkey - cook it up first with onions, peppers and celery; and pureed tomatoes instead of stewed tomatoes for a soupier recipe), but I really like it in it's original form too. You can serve it with chips, sour cream, cheese & avocado. Enjoy!

Please join the soup swap if you have a favorite soup recipe to share or click the link above to see what other recipes wonderful bloggers have contributed. I love going there for ideas! I'll be trying out a Potato Corn Chowder recipe from there later this week. Stay warm and satisfied!


elizabeth said...

that sounds really great!

Amy said...

I'm sitting this round out but that doesn't mean I can't make yours, right? It's fun seeing my logo (I designed those soup swap buttons for Jessica) all over the interwebs today!

J-Bear said...

I DO love that recipe. I especially love it when someone else makes it for me, so I think I'm coming to your house. Just think of all the meal prep/sharing we could do together if I lived close by. <3

Jessica said...

Corn bread and chili?!? What's not to love...I can't wait to make this up, and thanks for joining in on the swap.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

sounds so good! i haven't made chili for a while. . . it's been on my brain :)

Alexis said...

Yum! I need a good chili recipe. Thanks!