Lazy day chili

The Covington News - - Local news -

Is it win­ter al­ready? The winds are a bit chilly and every­one is bun­dled up. Of course it is, be­cause I have al­ready made a batch of my yummy chili.

I spend hours mak­ing sure that the sea­son­ings are blend­ing in just right. In fact, I will sit around for hours un­til my house smells like chili and I have had sev­eral tast­ings to know that it is done. That is how easy my chili is.

If you like chili and are lazy like me, then this is a great recipe for you. Add your own spe­cial fla­vor­ings like pep­pers and send your recipe to me. Bun­dle up and en­joy.

Lazy Chili

1 Big Stock Pot 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1 ½ Cup Pe­tite Chopped Onions 1 tsp Fresh Minced Gar­lic 1 lb Ho­lifield Farms Sausage (mild or hot) (lo­cal com­pany) 1 ½ lb Ground Beef (Chuck) 4 (28oz) cans Pe­tite Diced Toma­toes with Juice 2 (16oz) cans Dark Red Kid­ney Beans 2 (16oz) cans Light Red Kid­ney Beans Chili Pow­der 1 tbsp Cumin Pow­der

In large stock pot, saute onions and gar­lic in olive oil. Onions should be­gin to turn translu­cent. Add the sausage and beef. As sausage is cook­ing, break it apart with your spat­ula or spoon. Add the chopped toma­toes with juices into the pot. Cook un­til 165 de­grees. Add your sea­son­ings. Add as much chili pow­der as you like; if you like it spicy, add more. Just re­mem­ber that you can add more sea­son­ings later but can not re­move them. Cumin is a great fla­vor en­hancer for chili and adds a hearty tone to it. Add the cumin. Stir and add all the beans with their juices. I you like more beans then add more. Black beans are also great for this recipe. Stir and sim­mer for those long hours of lazi­ness. I sim­mer my chili for 4 to 6 hours, mak­ing the house smell from the first floor to the third floor. Even my neigh­bors smell the chili cook­ing. Serve with crack­ers, sour cream, ched­dar cheese and Tabasco.

Dish Tip

Are your saltine crack­ers stale? Place them in the oven and toast them. They did this in the old days and you can too. No one will know and they will taste re­ally toasty. Save money.

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