Friday, November 20, 2009

Best chili ever!!!

Alright all you girls out there in need of a new recipe for these chilly (chili) months, this one is for you! :) This is some of the yummiest (is that a word?) chili you will ever taste so please do try it. The recipe is as follows with fun pictures to go along. I usually double this recipe because you will want leftovers.
Vegetarian or Sweet Potato Chili:
2-3 tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp ground corriander
3/4 cumin
3/4 cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 med onion diced
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 cloves garlic minced
28 ounce can crushed tomatos
1 chopped sweet potato
1 cup cooked or frozen corn
2 cans kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
2-3 cups of water
2 cups cooked rice

Start off with a big soup pot and drizzle in your olive oil and sprinkle in seasonings.

Let that come to a simmer. Now the house will be smelling sooooo good.

Once seasonings have simmered for a minute or two add onion and garlic.

Cook onions until they are softened.

After that add your tomatos and soy sauce.

Then go ahead and dump in your beans and corn.

Make sure you drain and rinse your beans.

Now it's lookin' yummy!

Bring to a simmer and add chopped sweet potato. At this point you can add a few cups of water depending on how thick you like your chili.

Bring this beautiful pot of goodness to a simmer and let cook about an hour or until the sweet potato is tender.

Isn't that lovely!

While the chili is cooking I go ahead and cook up some rice. You can serve the chili on top of it or just dump it in the chili at the end.

Oh and what is chili without some cornbread. I am sure everyone has their favorite and some of you even make yours from scratch ( you go girl! ) Jiffy helped me out with mine.

Oh and I had a little snack while waiting and breathing in that glorious aroma!

Sometimes, and if you have a man in the house that likes his meat, I will brown up some sausage and throw it in at the end.

OOoooooh cornbread is done! Where did that missing one go?

Oh I guess my little helper needed a snack too. :)

Now sit back and enjoy. You won't be sorry you did.

Hope you all like this. We sure do. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was wonderful and I will have some pictures up soon.


Beth W. said...

I got the recipe from Tammy, and we love it! I used beef substitute the first time and ground beef the second. Maybe I will try rice next time!

Kim said...

Love your pictures that go along with your receipe!