i am a winner

you can pat me on the back next time you see me because i am a winner. i won the ward chili cook off. they gave prizes to top 5 all around, and i was number 1. todd won for hottest for the 6th time in a row. it's a given now.

since i am such a caring and giving person i am going to share my winning recipe with you. (and don't laugh cause it's the easiest chili ever)

brown in 1 T olive oil:
3lb ground beef
1/2 C diced onions
Drain excess fat

6 T butter
1 t salt
1 1/2 T garlic salt
1 1/2 T seasoned salt
2 cans dark red kidney beans
1/4 C ketchup or catsup for you southerners
1 C chopped canned mushrooms
1 C tomato sauce
6 oz tomato paste
2 C canned tomatoes
1 can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos
3 large skinny peppers, seeded and chopped*
1/2 t liquid smoke
1 t chili powder
1 T tabasco

leave on low heat for about 2 hours, stirring often.

*my note: you could do jalapenos, but i wanted mine family friendly. the skinnier ones tend to be less sweet. if you don't have the skinny green peppers regular green peppers will do. don't need to saute them so you can have their flavor.

some of these measurements are my guesstimates so season at will.


myrtle budge said...

awesome, we are having a chili cookoff on thursday. perfect timing. and what's todd's recipe, i'm looking for hot!

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's cool because I am making chili for our trunk or treat tomorrow night and I still haven't found/unpacked our cookbooks. The universe giveth...

Jen said...

I LOVED your chili...thanks for sharing your top secret recipe for those who think chili only comes in a can!

Spymommy said...

how would it be without the mushrooms? not a favorite in chili for me.

katrina said...

you can substitute the mushrooms with some vingear. it's really all the bite you need, just be careful!