Sunday, January 4, 2015

Babe's Beef Chili

So after almost 2 full weeks off, Babe is headed back to work!  It's been great to have him home, but I think it's safe to say that we did not accomplish all the things we set out to.  But we did have a wonderful holiday.  We hope you did too!

Winter storms are still hitting us here in Colorado.  We got another 2 plus inches yesterday.  I think over the last two weeks we are pretty close to 12" if not more!  So with the cold weather, warm food is high on the priority list.  Yesterday afternoon Babe and I made (actually, I made, he supervised) his recipe for beef chili. This makes quite a bit so it's a great meal to stretch throughout the week in other ways and for lunches.

Babe's Beef Chili



Ingredients:
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 28 oz cans chili beans (I used 1 can original and 1 can hot, adjust to your preference!)
  • Shredded cheddar, sour cream, green onions for garnish
Method:
  1. Saute onion, peppers and garlic in olive oil 7-10 minutes until onions are translucent
  2. Add in ground beef and cook until brown
  3. Pour in diced tomatoes and tomato paste and cook down for about 5 minutes
  4. Add in chili beans
  5. Bring to boil then lower to simmer and cook, covered 30 minutes
  6. Serve with favorite toppings such as cheddar, sour cream and green onions
This recipe is super yummy!  Babe will take most of it to work for lunches.  I will probably eat it maybe over a little baked potato!

I also made some corn bread to go along with this.  I just used a package mix as the base and then added a few slices of chopped bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced green onion.  I also cooked the cornbread in a small loaf pan, this makes for a tender and moist bread!

Enjoy!